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4.5 earthquake strikes San Bernardino

Aftershocks register at 3.3, 1.7
January 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
An earthquake could be felt in the Southland from San Bernardino to Los Angeles at 7:49 p.m. Thursday.A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck within 1 mile of San Bernardino at 7:49 p.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was first reported by the USGS as 4.9 magnitude, then as 5.0.

No injuries were reported. A 3.3-magnitude aftershock struck nearly an hour later, followed shortly after by a 1.7 aftershock. The USGS reports were preliminary.

There were reports of minor damage at businesses around the Southland, but no injuries were reported.


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