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A barely there earthquake in Big Bear

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A small earthquake occurred in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Big Bear Lake on Thursday, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

The growler hit the area at 11:18 a.m., registering a preliminary magnitude of 3.5, and reported to have occured at a depth of about 2.5 miles. Initial USGS readings positioned the the epicenter three miles north of Big Bear City (82 miles east-northeast of Los Angeles).

USGS seismologists later revised the details to reflect a depth of 4.5 miles.

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