A M6.0 earthquake (downgraded to M5.8 by USGS) struck the southern Sierra Nevada area about 160 miles north of Los Angeles about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.
The quake hit in the Owens Valley Fault Zone near Lone Pine, California in the Inyo County and was followed by several aftershocks.
The strong shaking was originally registered as a 6.0-magnitude quake. It has since been downgraded to the 5.8.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit a little after 10:30 a.m. PST.
The epicenter was in the mostly dry Owens Lake bed, about 10 miles south-southeast of Lone Pine, near the center of the Owens Valley and the site of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water facilities.
Good morning! Check out the #ShakeAlert report for a M5.8 quake about 10 miles from Lonepine, CA. Alerts were delivered to wireless devices by @fema WEA and Apps. Did you get one? Please send us a pic! @Cal_OES https://t.co/Jol9nCuOqe pic.twitter.com/bFIjbXL51E— USGS ShakeAlert (@USGS_ShakeAlert) June 24, 2020
The M5.8 earthquake was followed by at least 15 aftershocks ranging between M2.1 and M4.6.
The temblor was felt throughout Central California and parts of Southern California. Some as far away as the Bay Area felt shaking from the temblor.
The quake struck in the same location as a magnitude 4.6 temblor two nights ago.
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
Felt like someone was shaking the house quickly. There was a rumbling sound in my house like a military jet breaks the sound barrier
At first we thought it was some type of construction, our mugs all started clinking together and there was a loud shaking sound.
Deslizamientos de Tierra en las Montañas de Lone Pine, tras Terremoto de M6.1 en California, #US. (24.06.2020). #Earthquake #Nevada #Owens #Alico #Keeler #MT #Whitney #Sismo #Temblor #Landslide #zabedrosky— ⚠David de Zabedrosky🌎 (@deZabedrosky) June 24, 2020
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I heard a deep rumbling sound a few seconds before the shaking started. Then my house shook hard and blinds were swinging
Second time ive ever been awake during a quake. It was light to weak and only lasted about five seconds but it was pretty neat . I thought it might have been the san andreas fault but i guess not.
Breaking: Preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Central California. The earthquake was felt in Fresno and surrounding areas. pic.twitter.com/Y07UohgH30— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) June 24, 2020
Washing clothes,loud bang & jolt git up to check washer thought of balance min(?) Later got notification of quake
I felt shaking in my office/swivel chair, heard “cracking” sounds in wall as well as the common quiet, dull rumble.