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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits 60 miles north of Ridgecrest

Posted at 10:44 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 13:44:21-04

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has hit 60 miles north of Ridgecrest, near Darwin, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The tremor had a depth of 1.4 kilometers.

The USGS originally reported the quake was a 4.4M quake but upgraded it to a 4.8M minutes later.