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Inland Empire Quake "Sounded Like a Train"

Residents say the quake sounded like loud thunder followed by a quick shake

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    A preliminary magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck about 3 miles southeast of Rancho Cucamonga about 10:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, according to the US Geological Survey.

    A small earthquake shook parts of the Inland Empire Sunday night, and residents from across the region reported hearing loud booming sounds before feeling the small rumble.

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    A preliminary magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck about 3 miles southeast of Rancho Cucamonga about 10:59 p.m., according to the US Geological Survey.

    "(The quake) sounded like a train coming, and then a quick shake," NBC4 viewer Kristin Chapman said. "The sound of it scared me more."

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    Residents reported feeling the quake across the Inland Empire, including in Alta Loma, Azusa, Chino, Eastvale, Fontana and Riverside.

    "It was loud, and I thought it was thunder," NBC4 viewer Tere Nelson said. "Then the rumble, and I knew it was a quake."

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    Other viewers described the quake as making their home feel like "it was on rollers" and making a "big popping sound" in their house.

    "(We) definitely heard before we felt (it)," viewer Simone Pascual said via Facebook.

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