RIDGECREST, Calif. - A preliminary 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday in the Ridgecrest area.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 9:40 a.m. about seven miles southwest of Searles Valley. It was recorded at a depth of about four miles.
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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.
USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.