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4.6-magnitude earthquake hits near Coso Junction, north of Ridgecrest

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 00:49:31-04

RIDGECREST, Calif. — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Coso Junction, north of Ridgecrest, Wednesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 5.6 miles northeast from Coso Junction at approximately 8:59 p.m.

The quake was located 36 miles north-northwest of Ridgecrest.

Aftershocks continue hitting the area after two powerful temblors hit near Ridgecrest on July 4 and July 5.