A 5.8 earthquake tremble portions of central California on Wednesday.
The quake struck at 10:40 a.m. PDT and was centered about 6 miles south-southeast of Lone Pine, California, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Lone Pine is located near Death Valley National Park about 175 miles north of Los Angeles.
The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.0, but was later downgraded.
No immediate reports of injuries were reported.
The shallow earthquake was so powerful that people felt it as far away as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento, according to the USGS. Some people received an early warning when an emergency alert told residents to “Drop, Cover, Hold On. Expect shaking now.
In the minutes after the magnitude 5.8 earthquake, there were more than a half a dozen aftershocks, ranging from M 2.5 up to M 4.6.
“This is basically one of a whole series of ones over the last several millions of years that have produced that valley in the first place. You can look at the landscape and see, here’s another increment in producing that.”