A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning one mile from Banning, east of Riverside, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:42 a.m. at a depth of 0.6 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Beaumont, nine miles from Yucaipa and 12 miles from San Jacinto.
It was the largest quake in the area since 1992 and was related to the San Andreas fault system, Jones said.
There is a 5-10% chance of an aftershock or larger quake hitting the area in the next seven days, said Ellen Yu, a seismologist at Caltech.
In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was first created by an algorithm written by Times staff.
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