The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 4:21 a.m. about four miles west of Big Pine.
It was recorded at a depth of less than a mile.
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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.
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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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