On Wednesday afternoon, a mild earthquake with a Richter magnitude of 4.1 rocked a large area of Southern California.
On Wednesday afternoon, a mild earthquake with a Richter magnitude of 4.1 rocked a large area of Southern California.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Rattles Southern California, No Damage Reported

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A minor earthquake estimating 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted a wide expanse of Southern California on Wednesday afternoon. 

The tremor, originating southeast of Los Angeles, struck at 1:49 p.m., with its epicenter nestled in a mountainous terrain between Riverside and Orange counties, approximately 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) outside Corona, as confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Response Measures:

In response to the seismic activity, the Los Angeles Fire Department swiftly activated its “earthquake mode,” initiating comprehensive surveys across all fire stations to assess potential damage within their respective districts.

Absence of Damage or Injuries:

Despite the intensity of the tremor, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported no quick reports of structural damage or injuries. The Orange County Fire Authority similarly reported no incidents attributable to the earthquake.

Emergency response agencies remain vigilant and continue to monitor the condition to ensure the safety and well-being of residents across the affected regions.

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