Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes California

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes California
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  • calendar-gray 23 August 2019

Weeks after a major earthquake rocked the region, a 5.0-magnitude quake shook central California Thursday afternoon just miles from the epicenter of the previous quakes, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

The quake, which struck at 1:49 p.m. local time, had its epicenter located 2.4 kilometers directly beneath the China Lake Naval Weapons Base north of Ridgecrest, California. The 6.4-magnitude quake that rocked the region on July 4 originated not far from Thursday's quake, and the massive 7.1 shaker that followed on July 6 was also near the China Lake facility.


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