3.6 Magnitude Quake Rattles Ridgecrest Area Residents

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 struck the Ridgecrest area early Tuesday morning.

A preliminary magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck near Ridgecrest on Oct. 1, 2019. (Credit: USGS)
A preliminary magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck near Ridgecrest on Oct. 1, 2019. (Credit: USGS)

The temblor hit at 6:11 a.m. about 9 miles north-northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The area was struck by a powerful 6.4 earthquake on the Fourth of July that prompted officials to declare a state of emergency.

Less than two days later, the region was hit by a 7.1 magnitude quake that shook buildings and left dozens of homes uninhabitable in the Trona area.

Tuesday’s event caused moderate shaking in Trona, with light shaking reported as far away as Bakersfield, according to the U.S.G.S.

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