A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit about an hour north of Ridgecrest in the Lone Pine area, with aftershocks shaking the area between Fresno and Bakersfield, north of the Mojave Desert.
The US Geological Survey reported that quake hitting at 10:40 Wednesday morning. And just a few minutes after that a 3.6 and 3.1 hitting in the same area.
According to the USGS, people up and down California reported feeling the quake when it happened. Self-reported accounts on the USGS website show people as far north as Sacramento, and down the south side of Los Angeles felt shaking from the earthquake.
The quake hit just about a week and a half away from the anniversary of the 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes in Ridgecrest.
We just had a M5.8 south of Lone Pine in the Owens Valley. It is the same location as the M4.6 two nights ago. That is now considered a foreshock
— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) June 24, 2020
We just had a 5.8 #earthquake in CA that was preceded by a smaller, 4.6 EQ 2 days ago. So the earlier earthquake is now called a foreshock, & this is now a main shock... unless something bigger follows this one. Listen to this week's episode to understand how EQs are named. https://t.co/C7nTdjOsjj
— John Bwarie (@JohnBwarie) June 24, 2020