The local senior center was holding a July 4th event when the quake hit and everyone made it out shaken up but without injuries, she said.
Officials in Southern California say emergency crews are responding to at least 24 medical and fire incidents after the quake.
She said: "We are used to earthquakes but we're not used to this significance".
"They're all doing great", she said.
Breedon said she had never felt a quake "like this long rolling" temblor, adding she was driving in her auto when it happened and immediately pulled up her emergency brake.
Kern County fire chief David Witt said: "We feel are going to have the upper hand on this".
Kern County Fire also tweeted that Ridgecrest Regional Hospital was being evacuated.
"It nearly gave me a heart attack", said Cora Burke, a waitress at Midway Cafe in Ridgecrest, of the big jolt. "It's just a rolling feeling inside the building, inside the cafe". The app only sends alerts if shaking is over 5.0 in L.A County.More news: 45% of Democrats say Biden has the best chance of defeating Trump
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"I thought somebody was grabbing my desk". It was kind of a long gentle roll.
Authorities said multiple buildings had minor cracks, some water mains were broken, power lines came down, and some roads were blocked by rock slides.
California is located on the Ring of Fire, which is a basin in the Pacific Ocean that's prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. "For the people that are nearby, we don't yet really know what the damage level is", says Jones. It hit at 10:33 a.m. PT. The agency originally reported it had a magnitude of 6.6, later scaling it down to 6.4.
In the three hours after the quake, there have already been 180 small aftershocks, including 10 with a magnitude of 4, according to Jones.
Meanwhile, the US National Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami is not expected to follow the quake.
Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones told a press conference that residents "will continue having a lot of aftershocks", adding that dozens had already occurred and that some may be as strong as magnitude five.
"When you just went through a big rattle it can be distressing", Goulet said.
"We were panicked trying to get out of the house because everything is falling out of the cabinets, off the shelves, off the walls". It struck in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, near Ridgecrest.