Strong earthquake shakes Central California
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.
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.
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.