4.9 earthquake based in Anza felt in Long Beach

Some Long Beachers may have felt a jolt Friday night as a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit just before 7 p.m.

The quake was based near Anza, Calif., about 90 miles from Long Beach in Riverside County.

It hit at a depth of 10.6 km, according to the United States Geologic Survey.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said the quake occurred on the San Jacinto fault, which has had “many” quakes around magnitude 5 over the last few decades.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.