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BREAKING: Earthquake shakes Southern California during break in the rain

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.

The earthquake happened during a break in the rainy weather soaking California this week.