updated 1/8/2009 11:33:56 PM ET 2009-01-09T04:33:56

An earthquake struck Southern California Thursday night, with shaking felt from San Bernardino to Los Angeles 55 miles to the west and south to Orange County.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a 4.5-magnitude quake struck at 7:49 p.m. Thursday about one mile south of San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County Fire Supervisor Tim Franke said there had been no reports of damage in the areas his department covers.

"It was a little roll and big jolt, then a sonic boom kind of noise," Franke said.

Calls to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and police were not answered. Orange County and Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.

Bryan Gillott, a tattoo artist who works at Alla Prima Ink Lab in San Bernardino, said he felt the ground rolling under his feet for several seconds. He said he did not see any damage. Gillott said he tried to call his mother on his cell phone but the didn't go through.

"I was on the computer," he said. "We all just got to a doorway and waited for it to be over."

Julie Zeoli, a librarian at the Yorba Linda Public Library in Orange County, said she felt shaking but doesn't have any mess to clean up.

"We didn't even have any books fall," she said. "We only felt it for about a second."

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