Three Big Bear-Area Earthquakes in Friday’s 11am Hour

We had three earthquakes in the 11am hour today, the first of which was a 1.6 magnitude quake centered six miles northwest of Big Bear City at 11:09am. The second earthquake, at 11:18am today, was of a magnitude 1.9 and centered seven miles north of Big Bear Lake. The third, at 11:24am, was also of a 1.6 magnitude and centered seven miles north of … [Read more...]

USGS Records Two Earthquakes in Our Area Today

We just had an earthquake in our area this afternoon. The 1.7 magnitude quake was centered seven miles northwest of Big Bear City at 1:24pm, and registered a depth of just over four miles. Earlier today, just before 8am, there was a 2.0 magnitude quake which, per the U.S. Geological Survey, was centered just southeast of Lucerne Valley and about 12 … [Read more...]

Small Earthquake on Sunday, the Seventh in as Many Days

We had a small earthquake centered a mile west southwest of Big Bear Lake yesterday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 1.6 magnitude earthquake at 4:29pm on July 12. This was the seventh earthquake in the Big Bear area in a week; for more info, see our July 7 posting. … [Read more...]

Feel That? Four Earthquakes Centered Outside Big Bear City Last Night

The Big Bear Valley was rockin’ last night, given four earthquakes between 8:44pm and 3:14am. The first of these, at 8:44pm (on July 6), was recorded as a 2.6 magnitude quake by the U.S. Geological Survey, and was centered seven miles northeast of Big Bear City. A minute later, at 8:45pm, there was a second tremor, also seven miles northeast of … [Read more...]

Two Earthquakes in Big Bear Valley in Last 24 Hours

This past Sunday marked the 17th anniversary of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which rattled Big Bear Valley on the morning on June 28, 1992. In the last 24 hours, we have had another two earthquakes centered in our area. This morning (June 30) at 3:03am, the U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake of a 1.7 magnitude, centered four miles … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake’s 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattled the Valley 17 Years Ago This Sunday

Rock 'n' roll: CalTrans employee Jeff Knott took this photo of a boulder that made its way onto Highway 38, just east of Barton Flats, due to the 6.4 magnitude quake on June 28, 1992.

This week got started with a jolt in San Bernardino, as the city was the epicenter of a 3.3 magnitude quake on Sunday. Within the Big Bear Valley, we had four small tremors since that time, the largest of which was a 1.6 magnitude quake centered in the Big Bear City area on Tuesday—though longtime locals will likely remember the significance of a … [Read more...]

This Morning’s 1.7 Magnitude Earthquake Follows Two Smaller Tremors in Big Bear City Area

We had an earthquake in our area this morning, the third centered near Big Bear City since yesterday. Today’s quake at 10:25am registered a magnitude of 1.7 and was centered four miles south of Big Bear City and, per the U.S. Geological Survey, was at a depth of nearly three miles. Prior to today’s 1.7 magnitude quake, we had two little ones … [Read more...]

Earthquake of 1.6 Magnitude Centered Outside of Big Bear City This Morning

We had a small earthquake in our area late this morning, as the U.S. Geological Survey reports that there was a quake of a 1.6 magnitude centered five miles south southeast of Big Bear City at 9:50am. The 1.6 magnitude tremor registered a depth of over six miles. … [Read more...]

June Gets a Jump Start: 1.8 Magnitude Quake Outside Bear City at 7:45am

June got jump started with a small earthquake in the Big Bear area this morning (June 1). At 7:45am, just six miles north of Big Bear City, we had an earthquake that the U.S. Geological Survey reports was of a 1.8 magnitude, and registered a depth of just over one mile. … [Read more...]

Thursday Evening’s Quake Outside Big Bear City Registers a 2.3 Magnitude

We had a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, centered outside of Big Bear City last night (April 23). At 8:02pm, per the U.S. Geological Survey, there was a 2.3 magnitude tremor of a depth of over six miles, and centered eight miles east northeast of Big Bear City. For what it’s worth, there were two notable earthquakes centered near Yorba Linda yesterday … [Read more...]