Friday's 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Orange County and Los Angeles.

Southwest California was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 on Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred close to Los Angeles.

A depth of approximately 5.47 miles was reached by the earthquake, which occurred just before 11 a.m. local time.

 The initial magnitude rating for it was 4.7, however it was eventually reduced to a lower rating.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Lytle Creek, which is situated on the San Gabriel Mountains. It is approximately 16 miles away from the central business district of San Bernardino and 10 miles away from Fontana and Rialto.

In addition to Orange County, the earthquake was felt across a large portion of the Los Angeles metropolitan region. Its vibrations were felt all the way to Encinitas, which is located in San Diego County, and Santa Clarita, which is located to the north. They reached the ocean and Long Beach.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicated that the epicenter of the earthquake suffered intense shaking, while the majority of Los Angeles experienced minor shaking.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred several days after a comparable tremor occurred in the region on Monday morning approximately 12 miles south of Rancho Palos Verdes. 

 Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and San Diego were among the areas that experienced the earlier earthquake, which had its origin in the ocean and was felt throughout a significant portion of Southern California.

Watch this space for further developments.