Big quake expected to rock Southern California this weekend

The Bakersfield Channel: The magnitude is thought to be 8 or greater and even though forecasting an earthquake is nearly impossible, a major one is now overdue.

“We are long overdue and the longer we don’t have a quake, the more stress builds up along the fault,” said Dr. Gregg Wilkerson, a geologist with the Bureau of Land Management.

In 1952, a magnitude 7.5 quake hit Kern County and leveled the town of Tehachapi, killing 12 people.