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3.8 Earthquake Near San Andreas Fault Shakes Inland Empire [UPDATED]

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A magnitude 3.8* earthquake hit the Inland Empire today in Southern California around 8:07 am today.

Automated sensors earlier pegged the earthquake as a 4.1 (which we reported), but scientists at the USGS downgraded it to a magnitude 3.8. It had also previously been reported that the quake was on the San Andreas Fault. The quake was very close by but it wasn't on the big fault itself.

"It's very clearly not the San Andreas Fault," USGS seismologist Lucy Jones told KCAL. "It was on the juncture of very many major faults."

The earthquake epicenter was near the San Andreas fault between the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges. It was centered on Devore near Tejon Cajon Pass not far from Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino. It was just strong enough to wake up some residents in the Inland Empire and knock objects off the walls. The staff at City News Service all the way in West Los Angeles and 70 miles west of the epicenter reported that they felt a small tremor.

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There was a small 2.0 aftershock two minutes later, but there was no major damage reported from the quake, and there was a 1.8 a few minutes later. Did you feel them, SoCal?