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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Lake Tahoe, felt in East Bakersfield

Struck near Lake Tahoe in Smith Valley, Nevada
5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Lake Tahoe, July 8, 2021
Posted at 5:05 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 20:05:32-04

(KERO) — If you felt the ground shake Thursday afternoon, you were not the only one. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Lake Tahoe in Smith Valley, Nevada.

Another magnitude 4.88 hit Farmington, which is near Stockton, here in California plus there were a few other smaller aftershocks.

Some viewers calling and telling us they could feel shaking here in East Bakersfield.