The USGS said the earthquake hit about 4 miles southwest of Wasco, California in Kern County at about 4 p.m.
About 10 minutes later, the USGS reported a 2.6-magnitude earthquake hit nearby, and at about 4:35 p.m., a 2.5-magnitude earthquake also struck in the area.
The USGS originally reported the earthquake as a 4.9 magnitude, but later downgraded it to a 4.8 magnitude.
WATCH: ABC7 Quake Cam captures moment 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes
NYFotography, located on 19th Street in Bakersfield, posted a picture of the damage the earthquake caused at its studio.
ABC7 Facebook and Twitter fans said they felt the earthquake in Ventura, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Chatsworth, Simi Valley and Hollywood.
@ABC7 4.9 quake -Our whole office felt it @ Sunset/Gower in Hollywood! Our building's foundation is on some sort of roller support, I'm told— Robert Redford (@LAdirtbag) February 24, 2016
ABC7 Facebook fan Roxana Barragan-Quinonez said the earthquake shook her home in the Bakersfield area.
"My house shook, it was pretty strong," Quinonez wrote. "I was cooking! Had to stop and realize it was really shaking."
The Los Angeles County Fire Department stated it went into earthquake operations mode and its crews were checking for damage.