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USGS: 5.0 magnitude quake felt 20 miles outside of Ridgecrest

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 20:26:28-04

RIDGECREST, Calif. — Another earthquake struck near Ridgecrest on Thursday. The quake hit around 1:30 p.m. in Little Lake about 20 minutes north of Ridgecrest along Highway 395.

In July Ridgecrest and Trona were hit with back to back earthquakes. The biggest was a magnitude 7.1 on July 5th.

23ABC reached out to a store in Ridgecrest that was impacted by the quakes in July as well as the Ridgecrest Police Department. Both said they felt the earthquake, but there was no major damage to report.

This is a developing story and we will update you as more information comes in.