3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Ridgecrest area


A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Monday in the Ridgecrest area.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 2:15 p.m. about 9 miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest.

It was recorded at a depth of about 5.35 miles.

No injuries were reported.

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There were no immediate reports of damage. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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