Earthquake in Los Angeles: 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks LA

LA Quake
(Credit: The Los Angeles Times)
(Credit: The Los Angeles Times)

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook some Southern Californians out of their bed Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The quake caused buildings to sway and houses to shake but no serious damages or injuries have been reported.

The earthquake struck at 8:07 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey is saying the center of it was about two miles northwest of Devore, in San Bernardino County. It was originally though to have a magnitude of 4.1, but then was eventually downgraded to 3.8.

A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s dispatcher who is stationed close to Rancho Cucamonga said to the Washington Post that he felt the station shake for a second or two. He added that he did not receive any emergency calls about damage or injury.

There was a quick 2.0 magnitude aftershock which followed and then a 1.8 came after around 8:14 AM.

The people who live in the mountain community of Crestline say their coffees did not even rattle while they were eating their breakfast. Ashley Elledge was serving tables at Crestline Cafe at the time the quake hit. “We all looked at each other and said, ‘That was an earthquake,’ ” Elledge said to the LA Times.

At another restaurant down the street, Caboose Cafe in Crestline, server Esperanza Roque explained to the LA Times that her guests were concerned if another, possibly larger, earthquake would be coming.