Strong earthquake shakes Central California

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24 Jun 2020 12:36 PM
A strong earthquake rattled Central California around 10:40 Wednesday morning near Lone Pine, just east of Mt. Whitney and the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The earthquake was given a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 before being downgraded to 5.8 a short time later. Shaking has been reported across California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1275856451299356680 https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1275926929804275712 A 4.6 magnitude aftershock was reported shortly after the initial earthquake, in an area known for seismic activity. Just two days prior, a separate 4.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the vicinity, now an apparent foreshock to Wednesday's larger earthquake. [embed]https://twitter.com/DrLucyJones/status/1275850685037379584[/embed] Lone Pine sits in the Owens River Valley along the Sierra Nevada fault. It's about 70 miles north of Ridgecrest, where a series of large earthquakes struck in 2019, the largest reaching magnitude 7.1 on July 6th. There have not been any reports of structural damage and/or injuries related to this earthquake. Continue to stay with WeatherNation for the latest.
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