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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes in southern California

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 07:47:28-04

RIDGECREST, Calif. — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit just outside the town Southern California town of Ridgecrest late Thursday.

The quake struck near area of Little Lake, Calif., about 20 miles away from Ridgecrest just after 5:40 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. USGS estimated the earthquake's depth at about 1.2 miles.

The earthquake could be felt from as far away as Spring Valley, according to the USGS' "Did You Feel It?" map.

ADVERTISINGSeveral aftershocks were recorded around the area following the 4.7 shake up. No injuries were immediately reported.

On July 5, magnitude 5.4 and 7.1 quakes hit the Ridgecrest area, causing millions in damage locally. Those quakes could be felt as far away as Las Vegas.

This story was originally published by Mark Saunders on KGTV.