4.3-magnitude earthquake hits near Ridgecrest, USGS says

A preliminary 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit near Ridgecrest Sunday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
RIDGECREST, Calif. (KABC) -- A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit near Ridgecrest Sunday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was centered approximately 9 miles of Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert and hit around 9:20 p.m. It struck about 14 miles from Ridgecrest.

On Wednesday, the area was hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake.

No damage was immediately reported due to the temblor, which came after an earthquake measuring 3.0 hit the area just more than 31 miles northwest of the area at about 8:25 p.m.

Ridgecrest saw a 6.4 foreshock on July 4, 2019 followed by a 7.1 mainshock one day later.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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