5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Central California

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CARTAGO, Calif. (KRON) – A preliminary 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Sequoia National Park Wednesday.

USGS initially listed the magnitude as 6.1 and the epicenter at a GPS point about 20 miles southwest of Lone Pine in the Sierra Nevada range.

The earthquake hit around 10:40 a.m. and was centered about 14 miles east of Cartago, or about 46 miles west of Porterville, in the Central Valley.

It had a recorded depth of 9.0 km.

There are no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

A Tsuanmi Alert has not been issued at this time.

The earthquake was reported as far south as Los Angeles.

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