Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Wide Swath Of Southern California

California earthquake A huge quake hit the west coast of US today

San Diegans were slightly shaken this morning as a 4.5 magnitude natural disaster tousled a sleeping county.

A 4.5-magnitude natural disaster centered in Cabazon struck the Inland Empire at 4:49 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, according to the U.S. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake hit at 3:49 AM local time at a depth of 12 kilometers.

Residents of Los Angeles, Orange County, the San Diego area and Tijuana reported being jolted awake.

People reported feeling the shaking in downtown San Diego, National City, University City, Mission Beach, Oceanside and Vista.

Earthquake Track, a seismological database reports estimates there are 10,000 to 15,000 earthquakes worldwide between 4.0-4.9 magnitude each year.

Seismologist Lucy Jones said the epicenter was within a region known as the San Gorgonio Knot, where numerous small faults intersect and the only part of the southern San Andreas Fault that produces smaller quakes.

News 8's Weather graphic of 4.5-magnitude natural disaster in Riverside County Tuesday May 8, 2018.

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