Earthquake Recorded in Kern County Felt in the Los Angeles Area

by the City of Los Angeles on July 4, 2019

UPDATE: A 6.9 earthquake was recorded in Kern County on Friday, July 5, at approximately 8:19 pm. You can follow the latest updates at

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake was recorded in Kern County, located about 121 miles northeast of Los Angeles, on Thursday July 4, at 10:30 a.m.

Many strong aftershocks are expected. For emergency updates, please follow the CIty of LA's Emergency Department at @ReadyLA on twitter.

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