Earthquake: 4.8 quake felt near Ridgecrest

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 57 miles from Ridgecrest.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday 57 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 68 miles from Pahrump, Nev., 85 miles from California City, Calif., 89 miles from Porterville, Calif., and 92 miles from Lindsay, Calif.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.8 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-step earthquake preparedness guide.

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