| GEO World|
| US: Moderate quake jolts southern California|
| Updated at: 0120 PST, Saturday, January 10, 2009|
LOS ANGELES: A moderate 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southern California Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, officials said.
The quake, initially measured at 5.0, was centered near the town of San Bernadino, some 88km east of Los Angeles at a depth of 13.8km, the United States Geological Survey said.
The quake was felt across the region, shuddering buildings across Los Angeles, witnesses said.
Callers to the KCAL9 local television network reported a loud rumbling noise shortly before the quake which knocked objects from shelves and lasted for several seconds.