4.4-magnitude earthquake rattles desert outside of Ridgecrest

Posted at 9:36 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 00:42:30-04

(KGTV) — A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Searles Valley area of San Bernadino County late Sunday.

The quake was recorded at about 9:15 p.m. about 14 miles outside of Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the USGS. No injuries or damages were immediately reported.

According to the USGS' "Did You Feel It?" map, not San Diego County responses were submitted.

Last week, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake was reported in the same region outside Ridgecrest. Aside from last week's tremor, the last major earthquakes to hit near Ridgecrest occurred on July 4 and 5, 2019, when 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes jostled the region.

Location of Sunday's quake: