3.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Ridgecrest
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 4:38 a.m. Pacific time four miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 32 miles from California City, 62 miles from Tehachapi, 64 miles from Barstow and 65 miles from Rosamond.
In the past 10 days, there have been four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.
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