6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 rattled Southern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The quake centered near the California town of Ridgecrest, roughly 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Ridgecrest has a population of roughly 29,000 people.

The earthquake was felt across Southern California, all the way from the Death Valley National Park to the Pacific Coast, the Associated Press reported.

It’s the largest quake to strike Southern California since 1994, when the 6.6 magnitude Northridge earthquake killed dozens after striking in a densely populated area, according to The Los Angeles Times.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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