Central California Rattled by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Central California was rattled by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday.


According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 before downgrading to 5.8 and occurred around 10:40 AM PT.  The epicenter was about 10 miles south-southeast of Lone Pine, California and the quake was shallow, nearly two miles underground.


There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.  The earthquake happened just over a day after a magnitude 7.4 quake in Mexico killed at least six people and damaged hundreds of homes.