Eastern California earthquake felt in Three Rivers


A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck near Big Pine, Calif., on the east side of the Sierra (15 miles south of Bishop), seismologists said.

The earthquake, which struck at 3:04 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, was centered about 6 miles northwest of Big Pine, or 63 miles northeast of Three Rivers. It struck about 9.8 miles deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Light to moderate tremors were felt in Three Rivers and throughout the region, but there were no immediate reports about damage or injuries.

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