A 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled residents in Southern California Wednesday morning, occurring during a break in the rainy weather that has been soaking the region.
The epicenter of the tremor was near Banning, California, located nearly 80 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the United States Geological Survey.
While people felt the earthquake from Los Angeles to San Diego, it was not strong enough to create major damage like the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit India over the weekend.
However, the early morning quake was still strong enough to shake people awake across the area, occurring at 6:42 a.m. PST.
Who needs an alarm click when you have a 4.5 magnitude #earthquake to wake you up? #California— Megan Zass (@MeganZass) January 6, 2016
Nice little #earthquake here in French Valley. @ABC7 #oops #ohwell pic.twitter.com/mOchGCyRqC— Not Hiz RR (@NotHizRR) January 6, 2016
#earthquake woke me up. Rain, flood, and an earthquake all in 24 hours. Must be California, right?— Jessica G Fisher (@FishMama) January 6, 2016
After laying in bed awake for an hour, the whole room starts shaking. Like ok fine earth I'll get up now. #earthquake #humpday— Nicole Fischetti (@nicolefisch23) January 6, 2016
The earthquake happened during a break in the rainy weather soaking California this week.