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Another quake strikes China Lake - Preliminary-magnitude 5.0

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posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 05:03 PM

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.

5.0 earthquake strikes Inyo County; epicenter located 20 miles north of Ridgecrest

Not many details yet. From a quick glance at China Lake's EQ history it looks like they are happening more often. Especially if we count all the smaller quakes. China Lake has been very active.

I will try to update this thread with more details when they come out.


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

USGS Website
edit on 22-8-2019 by LookingAtMars because: update


edit on 22-8-2019 by LookingAtMars because: video

posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 05:08 PM
Map zone

details of the 5.0

smaller ones hitting already !!!!!

posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 05:34 PM
a reply to: LookingAtMars

Ooooo. Maybe things are heating up again. I've been actively watching this area for the last week and wondering when the next 5.0+ strikes.

Wonder if there will be another 7.0+ now..

posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 05:45 PM
This is normal after a 7.1.

I felt it but it was very mild compared to the 7.1

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