The earthquake was recorded at 6:26 a.m. PST at a depth of about nine miles below the surface.
The magnitude was registered at only 3.0 and no damage was report or expected, but the earthquake sent Californians to their computers and telephones to find out what happened.
The epicenter was located at 34.050N 117.282W; or two miles west of Loma Linda, two miles east-southeast of Colton, four miles northeast of Highgrove, six miles south of San Bernadino and 55 miles east of the Los Angeles Civic Center.
Loma Linda is in San Bernardino County and is the home of Loma Linda University and the Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Colton has produced some of America's best-known people, ranging from lawmen Wyatt and Virgil Earp to musicians Jimmy Webb and Jim Messina.
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