Last updated October 4th, 2019
- 13 Apr 2018 08:24:46 PDT, (35.392, -118.545), depth 4.8km, 22km SSW of Bodfish, California
- Aftershocks: so far there have been no aftershocks recorded. Some may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock. There is a small chance (about 5%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.
- Nearby faults: White Wolf fault zone (White Wolf fault) (10.3 km) and Edison fault (13.4 km). The White Wolf fault was the site of the largest earthquake in southern California since the Fort Tejon event of 1857. Known as the Kern County earthquake, this Mw7.5 event on July 21, 1952 caused widespread damage and was felt across California and Nevada. See the special report on the SCEDC website for more information.
- Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 90 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M5.6 (1952/07/31) and the most recent was M4.2 on 19 Apr 2014. Many of these events are aftershocks of the 1952 Kern County earthquake.
- Links for: USGS earthquake page, ShakeMap, DYFI, waveforms.
- Visit our special reports page for further information on local notable earthquakes.
Below are the waveform data associated with this event, as recorded in our Live Seismograms Feed. The closest station to the event shown is Bakersfield (BAK) at 50km.