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A small earthquake measuring 4.1 was reported in Corona, California

An earthquake caused a shaky start to May in Southern California early Wednesday afternoon.

The earthquake reportedly struck at 1:49 p.m. local time in Corona, northwest Riverside County.

The quake, which was recorded at a depth of nearly 1 mile, had a magnitude of 4.1, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to buildings.

Firefighters: Prepare for possible aftershocks

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, slightly higher than the USGS measurement.

In an alert, the department said firefighters are following earthquake protocol and assessing critical infrastructure and areas of local importance to ensure no significant damage occurs.

“Although no further earthquake activity is predicted, firefighters ask that you prepare for any aftershocks,” the department said.

The Corona fire department announced that there were no reports of damage or emergency calls in connection with the earthquake.

“Fire stations removed our devices out of an abundance of caution and responders surveyed their due areas with no damage reported,” the department told USA TODAY.

Social media reactions to the earthquake

In keeping with Southern California tradition, people quickly flocked to X (formerly Twitter) and other social media platforms to discuss the earthquake and, of course, post memes.

Even In-N-Out Burger said the shaking was a sign to stop eating lunch at one of their locations.

Anna Harden

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