Skiers And Snowboarders Should Be On Alert This Popular Holiday Weekend
A 4.0 earthquake hit near the popular California ski resort of Mammoth Mountain the day after Christmas.
It was centered at Tom’s Place, which between the towns of Mammoth and Bishop on Highway 395.
It happened at a time when many people were traveling to go skiing and snowboarding between Christmas and New Year’s, and to spend NYE at the ski resort. It struck at approximately Noon Pacific Time.
There was also a 2.7 earthquake near Mammoth on Dec. 22. That makes for two recorded earthquakes within less than a week.
Skiers and snowboards should be on alert for another potentially bigger one and even potential avalanches. Ski Patrol and the mountain will be issuing any advisories.
Mammoth had just received an additional two to three feet of snow, sending Southern California’s packing to go take advantage of the conditions. Snow is again forecast for Sunday. Temperatures are very cold: upper 20s during the day and mid-teens at night.