3.8 magnitude earthquake hits Ontario

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   February 16, 2024   Update on : February 16, 2024

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck just outside of Ontario in San Bernardino County Thursday night.

The quake happened around 11:38pm and the epicentre of the quake was located near the Ontario International Airport around two miles southeast of Ontario, according to the United States Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the earthquake was measured at a depth of approximately 7.4 miles, reports CBS News.

The tremor could be felt in surrounding Riverside, and San Bernardino, and as far as Los Angeles, Escondido, and San Clemente.

However, neither casualties nor damage were immediately reported.

Each year, hundreds of quakes are recorded in California; most are extremely minor.

The strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Golden State measured 7.9 magnitude and struck Fort Tejon on January 9, 1857, according to the California Department of Conservation.

The most recent Southern California earthquakes can be tracked on this interactive map provided by KTLA.

The USGS Felt Report is available online for anyone who may have experienced shaking in their area.

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