BREAKING: 2 Quakes Hit CA, One in Death Valley the Other in Fontana

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Within minutes of one another two earthquakes have jolted California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted the Death Valley at about 11:00 a.m., and a magnitude 3.0 quake shook the ground near Fontana at about 10:50 a.m. 

No damages and injuries have been reported.

Death Valley is breaking heat records, as Sunday temperatures hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NOAA's Weather Prediction Center.

Not since 1913, have any U.S. temps hit this peak, and it's likely the highest recorded on the planet. 

The Fontana quake hit an area about 3 kilometers, or just less than 2 miles, from the city at 10:50 a.m., USGS reported. It was felt as far south as Riverside, according to the agency.

Like every other earthquake, the chance of being a foreshock is about 5%. We have looked for, and never found, anything that makes a foreshock look different. So every time, for every earthquake this is asked, the answer is always about 5% https://t.co/XwIixBzKmF

— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) August 19, 2020

This earthquake is not near one of the biggest faults. It seems to be associated with the "Fontana trend" - a NE lineation of earthquakes without a surface fault.

— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) August 19, 2020