California Earthquake: Southern California Residents Shaken By Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake

Just a few days after a magnitude 4.0 Earthquake hit California, we now have reports of another quake — this time of slightly higher intensity from the same area. According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that the magnitude of the new earthquake that hit parts of Southern California was measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake reportedly happened at 6 a.m. on Saturday Morning.

The epicentre of this earthquake was just one mile to the east of the town of Fontana, which has a population of over 150,000 people. This is located three miles from Bloomington, four miles from Rialto, eight miles from Rancho Cucamonga, nine miles from San Bernardino, and 46 miles East of Los Angeles, California.

The initial assessment of the earthquake is that this was a shallow quake, striking at a depth of around three miles. Shallow earthquakes generally are known for their sharp jolts and higher intensity. They are also known to cause significant damage. However, no damage was reported from this latest earthquake, which was the second one to hit California in three days.

People who experienced the latest California earthquake tweeted about it. As evident from the tweets, many residents now feel aftershocks that could cause further panic. Some others were, however, more worried if these latest series of small earthquakes are nothing but foreshocks before a major earthquake hits the area.

Some others didn’t feel the quake at all!

And then there were others ho were simply bored of all these earthquakes.

California, as you might be already aware, is situated on a seismically active zone. The area has been in the past too hit by major earthquakes. There have been several alarming reports of late that claimed a major earthquake is expected in the area in the not-too-distant future.

Did you feel the earthquake in California today? Are you worried about a major earthquake hitting the area soon?

[Image Via U.S. Geological Survey]