LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate Fontana earthquake today 2012 struck Southern California, and was felt in Los Angeles County. The Fontana and Rialto earthquake today Tuesday, March 27, 2012 struck moments ago. No reports of injuries have yet to be documented by local news.
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake today struck Fontana, CA shortly after 1:30 pm PST local time. USGS reports to news that the quake was seven miles below the earth’s surface. Because the quake struck close to the earth’s surface, its impact could be felt across a wide section of Southern California.
USGS reports to news that the earthquake today was centered four miles north of Fontana and five miles outside of Rialto. The quake was five miles from Devore and nine miles from San Bernardino. USGS also indicates to news that the quake was forty-six miles east of Downtown Los Angeles.
Local news puts the quake east of Rancho Cucamonga, northwest of Colton, and southwest of Crestline. The quake struck near Coyote Canyon and Sheridan Estates as well.
Mapping from today reveals that the quake was just a short distance east of the 15 freeway, where it crosses the 210 freeway, en route to Las Vegas. The quake was centered closest to Citrus Heights, Sierra Lakes Elementary School, and Edward Fitzgerald Elementary School. The quake’s epicenter was roughly three major boulevards east of the 15 Freeway, just pass Citrus Avenue.