A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the California desert about 150 miles northeast of Los Angles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at 6:32 p.m. in a sparsely populated area near the Mojave Desert community of Searles Valley.
The location is about 12 miles east of Ridgecrest, where a series of strong of earthquakes and aftershocks struck on July 4 and 5 of last year.
Shaking from the latest quake was widely felt in the Los Angeles area.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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