4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes California's Big Bear Lake

By Kyle Johnson,

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook the area near Big Bear Lake in California on Saturday with a smaller 3.4 aftershock following a minute later.

The U.S. Geological Survey, who first reported the quake was a 4.8, said that the epicenter was about six miles northwest of the lake, according to KABC.

While not a particularly large earthquake, people in Fullerton, Apple Valley, San Bernardino and other areas reported they could feel it. There were no injuries or reported damages from the earthquake, which struck just a tick shy of 10 a.m.

The quake did create several rock slides, temporarily closing State Route 18 until snowplows were able to clear up the road.

Those staying at the lake resort said that the 15-second quake was a terrifying experience, KESQ reports.

"We were making breakfast, and all of a sudden I felt the floor underneath us shake, we went to a lot of doorways, we just hunkered down," Laura Segna, of Los Angeles, said. "We had this chandelier made of antlers that was shaking violently, it was crazy."

One visitor was less affected by the ordeal, telling the news site, "We're from LA, we don't even move if it's less than a 5.0."



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