Two small quakes struck near the town of Huron early Friday morning. They occurred after several earthquakes have already been reported this week across the state and around the globe. But experts are reassuring that they are not related.
There's not much activity in the small agricultural city of Huron on a Friday afternoon, but this morning that was a different story.
Balvina Caldere, Huron Resident says, "Everybody you see says did you feel the earthquake?"
Double earthquakes rattled parts of the city. At 6:22 a.m.-- a 4.0 magnitude quake hit six miles southeast of Huron. That was followed by a 4.2 magnitude quake a minute later.
Caldere says, "I was still in bed so I just felt the bed rattle, and I just thought it was my husband moving next to me."
Huron Business Owner, Aeed Fahd says his employee was at the store when the quakes struck.
Fahd says, "He feel the bottles was moving you know, the liquor bottles."
"We was sitting there watching tv this morning, watching cartoons and my plants started moving and the chair I was sitting in started moving to the side," says Rodney Carter.
Lieutenant Chad Mcmullen with the Huron Police Department says, "We done a search of the city to make sure there's not any structural damage and we found none, so it wasn't a significant impact for us."
The activity now has the city's police department taking a closer at it's disaster plan.
"We started looking at how we're gonna respond, where we would be able to set up some type of command structure to help anybody that's hurt, coordinate with the hospitals and also worry about our water supply," says Lt. Mcmullen.
But with all the recent reports of earthquakes, people can't help but expect the worst.
"We're waiting for the big one to hit," says Caldere.
Fresno State Geophysics Professor, Dr. Stephen Lewis says there's no need to worry about a monster quake hitting the Central Valley.
Lewis says, "These little earthquakes are not precursory earthquakes to the big one and they're in the real sense pretty much unrelated to when and where these bigger earthquakes, that we are anxious about, are going to happen."
Even though we here in the Central Valley may not have much to worry about, officials say anyone living or traveling in California can never be too prepared.
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