4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kern County town of Weldon

A USGS map shows the site of a 4.2-magnitude earthquake in Kern County on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (USGS)
August 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook the Weldon area in Kern County on Sunday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 11:50 a.m. about 12 miles south-southeast of Weldon and had a depth of less than a mile.

Nine minutes later, a 3.6-magnitude aftershock rattled the same area.

Some Eyewitness News viewers on Twitter said they felt the quakes. One viewer said she felt shaking in Bakersfield.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


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