A preliminary magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck about 22 miles from Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon, within a week of two other California temblors over 4.0.
The quake struck at 4:02 p.m. at a depth of 0.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was in farmland 22 miles west-northwest of Bakersfield and 4 miles south-southwest of Wasco, a Kern County city of about 26,000 residents.
“I live in McFarland and it shook very hard,” one commenter on KTLA’s Facebook page stated.
Weak-to-light shaking was felt in Bakersfield, Fresno, even Los Angeles County, according to USGS’ “Did You Feel It?” respondents.
A second quake — magnitude 2.6 — struck at 4:11 p.m. several miles away from the first.
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck Lucerne Valley on Feb. 19, and a magnitude-4.8 temblor hit near the town of Big Pine in the Eastern Sierra on Feb. 16.
“Active week in SoCal,” Lucy Jones, a seismologist with Caltech and USGS, said on Twitter.
The quake was felt in Los Angeles as a “roller.”
“This week is more active than average but still normal,” she said.
.@debben_was_here "Normal" seismicity in SoCal has a wide range. This week is more active than average but still normal
— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) February 24, 2016