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Magnitude 4.9 quake rattles Southern California

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 09:57:29-04

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a preliminary magnitude 4.9 earthquake in Southern California Friday morning.

The quake happened at 6:11 Friday morning near Ridgecrest, CA.

A week ago, Ridgecrest suffered two major earthquakes. The first, a 6.4 magnitude on the Fourth of July. Seismologists later called the 6.4 a foreshock to a magnitude 7.1 quake that occurred the following day, also in the Ridgecrest area.