Another Earthquake Strikes Near Ridgecrest

(KMJ) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a preliminary earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.9 struck this morning at 6:11 am about five miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert.

The USGS says it was followed by a 3.1 magnitude aftershock two minutes later and then a 2.5 tremor about two miles south-southwest of Searles Valley 60 seconds after that.

This is the same area where several powerful quakes struck last week.