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Earthquake hits north of Ridgecrest

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 20:53:16-04

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.

5.8 earthquake in Lone Pine

The quake hit just about a week and a half away from the anniversary of the 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes in Ridgecrest.