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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake just shook Southern California

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake just shook Southern California

An earthquake struck Southern California late on Thursday morning. It had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, according to the US Geological Survey. It’s unclear whether there were injuries or damage. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 rattled Southern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological…


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 rattled Southern California on Thursday, according to theUS Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The quake centered near the California town of Ridgecrest, roughly 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Ridgecrest has a population of roughly 29,000 people.

The earthquake was felt across Southern California, all the way from the Death Valley National Park to the Pacific Coast, the Associated Press reported.

The Kern County Fire Department said first responders were working nearly two dozen incidents in Ridgecrest, ranging from medical assistance calls to structure fires.

It’s the largest quake to strike Southern California since 1994, when the 6.6 magnitude Northridge earthquake killed dozens after striking in a densely populated area, according toThe Los Angeles Times.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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