LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Fontana earthquake today 2014 has struck Southern California. The Fontana earthquake today January 15, 2014 hit in the predawn morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 4.4 magnitude Fontana earthquake today began just after 1:35 am PST. The quake was one of the strongest to strike east of Los Angeles, near San Bernardino and Moreno Valley, this year. USGS indicates to news that the quake started near ground level. It was only three miles below the earth’s surface. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS tells news that the quake was three miles north of Fontana. The quake was five miles west of Rialto and six miles west of Bloomington. The quake started six miles west of Muscoy. Mapping reveals that the quake was north of Corona and Perris, west of Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles.
Today’s quake is near the 2.5 magnitude quake that struck Fontana in October last year. That quake was four miles west of Rialto and four miles west of Bloomington. The quake was six miles west of Muscoy as well. Mapping revealed that the quake was east of Pomona and Chino, west of San Bernardino. It was north of Riverside, south of Hesperia and northeast of Corona.
Other quakes have struck close as well. That same month another quake was west of Moreno Valley and San Bernardino. It was west of Perris, east of Torrance, southeast of Los Angeles. It also began north of Oceanside and Escondido.