Magnitude 4.2 quake hits just east of Mono Lake

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MONO COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO)-- A magnitude 4.24 earthquake struck on the east side of Mono Lake in eastern California about 8 p.m. Friday.

The University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory reviewed the quake data and adjusted the estimated magnitude shortly before 9 p.m.

The quake was about 30 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and 36 miles south-southwest of Hawthorne; it was about 6 miles deep.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office had no one immediately available to comment on any damage reports or other calls they received.

Mono Market employee Chris Lizza works on the other side of Mono Lake from the quake and the first he heard about it was when the news media called.

“I’m working on a concrete slab floor all night and I didn’t feel it,” Lizza said. “I’m working in a grocery store. I’ve got bottles and nothing rattled.”