California Earthquake: Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents Near Big Bear Lake [Breaking]

Just days after a large earthquake measuring magnitude 6.6 was recorded in Northern Mexico and the Gulf of California, we have reports of another earthquake. This time, an earthquake measuring magnitude 4.0 was recorded near the Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. The Earthquake was initially reported to be of 4.5 magnitude. It was later downgraded to a 4.0 magnitude quake — which puts into the category of light earthquakes.

According to the U.S Geological Survey, the quake was recorded at 9:10 a.m. local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was 7 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake. They have also described it as being a shallow quake — occurring at a depth of around 7 miles. The epicenter of this earthquake is located 100 miles towards the east of Los Angeles.

According to Tiffany Swantek, a spokeswoman for the local San Bernardino County sheriff’s station, so far, there have been no reports of damage occurring due to the earthquake. She did confirm, however, that people did experience a sharp jolt. The main earthquake was also followed by minor aftershocks, she added.

Meanwhile, NBC Los Angeles reports that people from Yucaipa, Cabazon, Redlands, Loma Linda, Riverside, and Palm Springs did report a sharp jolt caused by the earthquake.

“Felt small amount of rolling then a very hard jolt in Hesperia,” a NBCLA Facebook user was quoted posting.

Meanwhile, USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones described the earthquake to be of normal nature.

As usual, people took to social networks to describe their experience about the earthquake. Some people sounded worried.

We will update this story as and when new information comes in.

[Image Via U.S. Geological Survey]