earthquake-thumb1Sunday morning got started with a jolt here in the Big Bear Valley, this due to an earthquake centered six miles south southeast of Lucerne Valley, seven miles north northwest of Big Bear City. The 7:55am quake on November 22 registered a 3.7 magnitude, per the U.S. Geological Survey, and went to a depth of just over two miles. Two minutes later, at 7:57am, we had another quake, this one centered in the same location and registering a magnitude of 2.4, while recorded at a depth of 2.5 miles. Despite these relatively large quakes centered just outside the Big Bear Valley, there have been no reports of injury or damage in our area, according to local emergency personnel.
The Valley’s largest earthquake in recent memory was back in June of 1992, when we were rattled by a 6.4 magnitude quake, which did prompt damage to buildings and roadways. For information on other earthquakes, click on the Earthquake News tab below; we generally report on local tremors registering a 1.6 magnitude or greater.