Bakersfract has seen more than a dozen aftershocks this year, with several larger quakes and aftersharks that have shaken the city and rattled nearby communities.
Bakersfield has had a few quakes, including one on February 4 that was rated at 6.2 on the Richter scale, which indicates a quake at magnitude 3.8 or greater.
However, those quakes have been relatively mild.
On March 10, a magnitude 6.1 quake rocked Bakersdorf.
The following day, a temblor struck the region near the city’s airport, which rattled homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation.
Bakerys earthquake caused $250,000 in damage.
According to an Associated Press report, there have been several smaller quakes this year.
The most recent was a magnitude 5.7 quake in the early morning hours of Feb. 10, which was rated as a 4.0.
That quake was followed by another on Feb. 11, a 6.0 magnitude quake that shook nearby neighborhoods.
The last major quake in Bakers County was a 6:40 a.m.
It occurred on the coast of California’s Central Coast near the port of Oakland, with a magnitude of 6.4.
The Associated Press said the quake was felt in Bayside, Alameda, Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga and Berkeley, as well as in some of the largest cities in California.
Bayside resident David Williams said the aftershock was felt just a block away.
“I just woke up and saw this big white flash, and the lights just went out,” he told The Associated Press.
“I thought maybe the plane was in the air.
I thought it was just a little bit bigger than it was.”
He said the ground shook and he could see smoke coming out of the sky.
“It shook my whole neighborhood.
The lights went out.”
Williams said he believes it was an aftershock.
“My house shook, it shook my car,” he said.
“It shook the whole neighborhood.”
Williams’ home was not damaged.
The earthquake shook Bakersville, too.
The city of nearly 11,000 was on a temporary evacuation order as the tremors rattled the region.
On Wednesday, the Bakersgate City Council approved an emergency ordinance to allow residents to return home if they have to.
The council is expected to vote on the ordinance in early February.