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Eastern Sierra News for June 16, 2024





Another cluster of earthquakes has shaken southern Inyo County in recent days.

Since Thursday January 14, there have been 8 earthquakes larger than a 3.0 magnitude centered east of Coso Junction and one magnitude 4.4.

The 1872 Lone Pine quake, said by some geologists to have been stronger than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, is never far from peoples minds when the ground shakes in the Eastern Sierra, but these quakes appear to be the more run of the mill small quakes that are common in the Eastern Sierra.

In October, southern Inyo County was shaken by two weeks of small earthquakes centered under an alluvial fan on the south east side of the Owens Dry Lake. That sequence included two quakes over a magnitude 5.