LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Los Angeles earthquake today 2015 has struck Claremont. And before that, a Southern California earthquake today hit Big Bear. The two quakes today February 23, 2015 began in the morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
USGS indicates to news that a 1.9 magnitude Running Springs earthquake today started just after 4:38 am PST. The quake was shallow. It started only 2.7 km below ground level. The quake was six miles east of Running Springs. It was nine miles east of Lake Arrowhead and ten miles west of Big Bear, USGS indicates to news today.
Then at 7:36 am PST, a 2.0 magnitude quake hit 15 miles north of Claremont. The quake struck only 9.6 km below the ground. The quake was sixteen miles west of Rancho Cucamonga. It was four miles south of Wrightwood. Several quakes have been hitting this epicenter in recent years. In March 2013 one quake struck shortly after 4:20 am and was centered near Claremont. The quake erupted four miles from La Verne and Claremont Colleges. The quake was also seven mile north of Pomona and thirty miles from Los Angeles’ downtown. In 2010, several quakes hit a bit further south. Many were centered just outside of Seeley, California. They were roughly thirteen miles from the town, fourteen miles from Ocotillo, and seventeen miles from Heber.