The USGS registered the hit at 3:49 pm on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, near the town of Walker.
Since the first quake, there have now been more than a dozen aftershocks ranging between M 2.9 and M 4.2
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Plenty of ABC30 Insiders sent their videos into the Action Newsroom to share the shaking felt across the Valley and beyond.
The earthquake and its aftershocks were shallow, originating around four and five miles underground. Shaking is more intense from quakes that hit close to the surface, which is likely why it was felt so strongly in Central California.
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Caltrans District 9 responded to multiple calls of fallen rocks on California highways.
Cal OES is actively monitoring the impacts of two earthquakes that occurred in the last few minutes.— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) July 8, 2021
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred near Markleeville in Alpine County.
A minute a minutes later a magnitude 4.8 m quake occurred near Farmington in San Joaquin County.