U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake centered 60 miles northwest of Ridgecrest, California (near Lone Pine) struck at 10:40 am on Wednesday. The quake was felt several miles away, with reports saying as far 240 miles in Sacramento.
10 aftershocks were recorded following the quake, which also caused a rock slide in the surrounding mountains.
Doctor Lucy Jones, a veteran seismologist took to Twitter to report that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same location on Monday night, saying "That is now considered a foreshock".
No injuries or deaths have been reported in relation to this quake.