Preliminary magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits Central California

A small earthquake struck Friday morning in Central California, officials said.


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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