Jul 26, 2019

Earthquake: Magnitude 4.7 aftershock rattles Ridgecrest, Calif

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A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported Thursday evening at 5:42 p.m. Pacific time 16 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 44 miles from California City, 66 miles from Tehachapi, 68 miles from Bakersfield, and 70 miles from Porterville.

In the last 10 days, there have been 68 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the area July 4 and a 7.1 hit the next day, with thousands of small aftershocks following.

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