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Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Ridgecrest

November 1, 2011 |  8:58 am

A shallow magnitude-4.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning six miles from Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:38 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Inyokern, 14 miles from Searles Valley and 118 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps