Earthquakes

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake in Ridgecrest Felt All the Way to Hollywood

The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks, according to the United States Geological Survey

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More than 120 people Wednesday reported feeling a 5.5-magnitude earthquake well beyond the region in the Searles Valley near where just the past Fourth of July, a series of monster quakes caused billions in damages.

The quake was felt in Los Feliz, Hollywood and beyond.

The temblor in California was upgraded from a 5.1-magnitude quake.

The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks, including a downgraded 2.6, 2.7, and 2.5, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The area has a history of sizable quakes, most notably a shocking series of July 4 earthquakes that caused an estimated $5 billion in damage to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

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The region was struck by a magnitude-6.4 earthquake on July 4, 2019, followed by a 7.1 temblor the next day.

Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S.G.S said this quake was a large late aftershock, since it's in the very southern end of the Ridgecrest aftershock zone.

Ridgecrest, which is home to 28,000, is about 150 miles east of Los Angeles.

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