3.5-magnitude earthquake near Yorba Linda shakes parts of Orange, Riverside County

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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake rattled parts of north Orange County and southern Riverside County Wednesday morning, kicking off a few house alarms but leaving no known damage in its wake.

The quake struck just after 5 a.m., about 5 miles east-southeast of Yorba Linda, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The depth was less than two miles.

By 6:15 a.m., more than 1,800 people had reported feeling the earthquake, according to the USGS.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies received a few calls about some alarms going off in houses but did not have to respond to any major service calls. No damage was reported to the Orange County Fire Authority, either, which also serves Yorba Linda.

In Corona, residents felt the shake rattle their homes a bit.