4.3 earthquake shakes near Ridgecrest, Calif.

4.3 earthquake near Ridgecrest
The location of the 4.3 earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif.

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported Thursday evening at 10:34 p.m., 15 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 43 miles from California City, 65 miles from Tehachapi, 68 miles from Bakersfield and 71 miles from Porterville.

In the past 10 days, there have been 21 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-stepearthquake preparedness guide.

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