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Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 05:25

PASADENA (CNS) - Southern California was hit Wednesday, Jan 15, by a magnitude-4.4 earthquake whose epicenter was in San Bernardino County.

The quake struck at 1:35 a.m. at a depth of just over 3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was 3 miles north-northwest of Fontana and 4 miles west-northwest of Rialto, said USGS seismologist Valerie Thomas.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, but the temblor was felt, with one police officer comparing it to the impact of a car crash.

"It felt like somebody ran into our building,'' said Sgt. Chris Hice of the Rialto Police Department.

Hice said the o ly report of damage in the city 25 minutes after the earthquake was of some broken glass at a school. In Fontana, Police Department Dispatch Supervisor Amy Blessinger described the impact as "a pretty good jolt.''

She said there had been calls to police confirming the earthquake, but no reports of damage.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:34