Earthquake Hits East of Gorman

GORMAN, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11:58 a.m.)–An earthquake struck east of Gorman this morning at about 11:28 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the 3.1 magnitude quake was 13 miles east of Gorman (Neenach/Fairmont area) and about 5.9 miles deep. Wee Vill Market owner Jim Olesh said he barely felt it. "It felt like a little jolt. I though it was a sonic boom," he said from his market which is located in the epicenter area. Olesh said nothing fell off the shelves in his store. Just four miles to the west, John Gaglione, owner of Fairmont Market said he didn’t feel anything. "I was sitting and having a sandwich," he said, "so I would have felt it." At the office of Golden Valley Mutual Water Company in Gorman, Jan Bircumshaw said she felt nothing at all.

This is part of the February 08, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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