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RIDGECREST, Calif. (KABC) -- A preliminary-magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Inyo County on Thursday afternoon, centered in the same region that experienced two major temblors in early July, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Thursday's quake occurred at 1:59 p.m. at a depth of about 2/3 of a mile, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A number of quakes have since been reported in the Little Lake area after the initial 5.0, according to the USGS , but all of less magnitude within the hour.
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Ridgecrest felt in Las Vegas
More than 80,000 earthquakes are estimated to have rattled the region since July 4 in a sequence following two of Southern California’s largest earthquakes in 20 years.
The aftershock series is expected to continue for months, or even years.
Small Swarm Follows Magnitude 5.0 Quake Near Ridgecrest
The first report of the earthquake was reported with a magnitude of 4.6 and then minutes later was upgraded to a 5.0.
5.0 earthquake hits outside of Ridgecrest in Little Lake