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22 août 2019 | 21h14 UTC

US: 5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes California state August 22

United States of America Alerte de sécurité

5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Inyo County (California state) August 22; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/8/2019, 12h00 until 23/8/2019, 11h59 (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Inyo County (California state)


A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 18 km (11 mi) east of Little Lake (Inyo County, California state) at 13:49 (local time) on Thursday, August 22. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was recorded at a depth of 2 km (1.2 mi). No casualties or significant material damages were immediately reported.

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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