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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles California

A strong earthquake struck central portions of California on Wednesday. It was measured at a 5.8 magnitude. It was first reported as a 6.0 magnitude quake.

The earthquake was centred 9.5 km west-southwest of Keeler, California. Keeler is located on the east shore of Owens Lake 18.5 km south-southeast of New York Butte.

The earthquake caused lights to shake and people were awakened by the shaking.

Several aftershocks were recorded measuring from 2.5 to 3.6.

There no were no reports of damage or injuries.

This earthquake comes just a day after a strong earthquake in Mexico killed two.


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