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San Bernardino Rattled by a Preliminary 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake

SAN BERNARDINO, CA (VVNG.com) — Residents in the San Bernardino area were shaken when a preliminary 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck just 3 kilometers southwest of the city.

Southern California has experienced its fourth earthquake of magnitude 4.1 or higher this year, as detailed in a VVNG report, continuing the trend of seismic activity in the region.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the tremor occurred on January 24th at 7:43 P.M.

The earthquake had a depth of 9.6 miles beneath the surface, pinpointed at a location of 34.098°N latitude and 117.312°W longitude in San Bernardino.

Though moderate in size, the shallow depth of the seismic event may have caused it to be felt more intensely by those near the epicenter. Residents in the Victor Valley reported a strong jolt.

No injuries have been reported.

Residents are advised to follow safety protocols and be prepared for possible aftershocks. The earthquake serves as a stark reminder of the ever-present seismic risk in California, a state that is crisscrossed with numerous fault lines, including the well-known San Andreas Fault.

The USGS encourages the public to report their earthquake experience on their website and to follow updates as more information becomes available.

Stay tuned to local news for further instructions and any alerts regarding aftershocks or other related safety concerns.


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