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Magnitude 5.5 Quake Rocks Parts Of California, Nevada; Some On Central, South Coasts Feel It

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Maybe you felt it.  There’s been an earthquake which rocked much of Central and Southern California.  The magnitude 5.5 quake occurred at 6:32 Wednesday night, and was centered in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest.

Some people have reported feeling it on the Central and South Coasts.  There are no reports of damage in our region. 

It’s the same area where a July, 2019 magnitude 7.1 quake occurred, which was felt by an estimated 30 million people.   Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones says the magnitude 5.5 quake is an aftershock of the 2019 temblor.