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Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Strikes Eastern Sierra Near California-Nevada State Line

DEEP SPRINGS, Inyo County (CBS SF) – A moderate earthquake struck the Eastern Sierra near the California-Nevada state line Wednesday afternoon, which was reportedly felt as far away as the Central Valley.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 4.8 quake struck at 4:28 p.m. about 5 miles southeast of the community of Deep Springs in Inyo County. The epicenter is about 10 miles from the state line.

Visitors to the USGS website from Eastern Sierra communities including Bishop, Independence and Big Pine reported light to moderate shaking. The earthquake was reportedly felt as far away as the Fresno area, more than 100 miles from the epicenter.

USGS officials said the earthquake also prompted the activation of the agency's ShakeAlert system to phones in the area.

There are no reports of immediate damage or injuries.

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