Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles Searles Valley

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A 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Searles Valley near Ridgecrest on Sunday night.

The earthquake was detected at 9:15 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was roughly 10 miles east of Ridgecrest at a depth of 2.2 miles.

There were no intial reports of injuries or damage.

The temblor comes four days after an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck the same area. It was described by seismologist Lucy Jones as a “large late aftershock” of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Ridgrest last July.

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