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Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rumbles near Fontana

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake centered near Fontana shook some Southern Californians awake early Saturday morning.

Swaying in at 1:22 a.m., the intensity of the quake was felt most in inland valley cities like Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, San Bernardino and Riverside, the United States Geological Survey said. However, residents along the coast from south Orange County to Malibu were also jolted by the temblor.

The quake was recorded about 4 miles north-northwest of Fontana, along Highland Avenue, near the 210 Freeway, the USGS said.

A smaller magnitude 3 earthquake also shook near Running Springs, rattling San Bernardino mountain communities like Lake Arrowhead and Skyforest.

No damage or injuries were reported to San Bernardino County fire authorities.

Last week, another small earthquake, magnitude 3.2, trembled near Los Angeles International Airport in El Segundo.

Most famously on another July 4th weekend in 2019, a pair of strong earthquakes, magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 rocked near Ridgecrest, prompting state officials to declare a state of emergency as residents in northwest San Bernardino County communities like Trona dealt with extensive damage to building foundations and left residents without running water for days.

Source: Orange County Register

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