4.3 magnitude earthquake in Kern County

Earthquake was 15 km (9 mi) deep

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Central Valley Saturday, March 15 at around 8:12 a.m. 

The earthquake was 15 km (9 mi.) in depth at the epicenter. 

The United States Geological Survey reports that the earthquake was 8 km (4 mi) East Southeast of Maricopa, California, 45 km (26 mi) Southwest of Lamont and 48 km (29 mi) Southwest of Bakersfield.

An aftershock of 3.9 was also felt by some residents, and the USGS says that aftershock epicenter was located 13 km (8 mi) north of Castaic. 

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