Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Wheeler Ridge Earthquake

Time: May 27, 1993 / 9:47 pm PDT
Location: 35° 08.96' N, 119° 06.22' W 24 km (15 miles) SSW of Bakersfield
Magnitude: ML5.2
Depth: 21.4 km


Some minor damage occurred at Pumpkin Center, near the epicenter, where ground shaking was the strongest, but otherwise, this earthquake caused little damage, though it was noticed over a wide area of southern and central California.