MOUNTAIN AREA — Residents and visitors were rattled just after midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 28 as an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 near Hawthorne, Nevada, was discernible throughout the region.
The first quake was felt at approximately 12:18 a.m., with multiple aftershocks reported and confirmed through the USGS Nevada Seismological Laboratory. According to experts, the initial quake’s epicenter was determined to be 29 kilometers WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada.
Locally, the quakes are the topic of news and social media posts throughout the foothills. Yosemite National Park officials noted that the quakes were centered about 50 miles northeast of Yosemite Valley, with no reports of damage.
For more information, and to fill out a “felt” report if you experienced the earthquakes, follow this link.