Magnitude-3.9 Earthquake Hits Morongo Valley Area


A small earthquake struck the Morongo Valley area on Dec. 28, 2016. (Credit: USGS)

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A magnitude-3.9 earthquake struck the Morongo Valley area shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor, which was initially reported to be a 4.1, was centered in the San Bernardino Mountains, about 10 miles northwest of Morongo Valley and 11 miles southeast of Big Bear City, USGS reported.

It struck at a depth of 6 miles.

Weak-to-light shaking was felt as far away as northern San Diego County and the California-Arizona border, according to USGS.

There were no initial reports of any damages or injuries.

The area where the earthquake struck is located about 90 miles east of Los Angeles.




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