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4.6 earthquake hits in San Bernardino County

November 16, 2009 |  1:48 pm

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit a remote area of San Bernardino County this afternoon.

The temblor struck east of Ridgecrest and north of Barstow at about 1:20 p.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The earthquake was centered near Searles Valley, about 117 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

It's the latest of several quakes to hit the region in the last day.

Earlier this morning, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Riverside County east of Temecula. The temblor did not cause any damage, though it was felt in parts of the Inland Empire. It hit near the small town of Anza in southwestern part of the county.

A 4.3 temblor hit off San Nicholas Island Sunday afternoon, followed by a 3.6 aftershock.

-- Shelby Grad

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