RIDGECREST, Calif. — Another significant earthquake shook Southern California early Friday morning, one day after a 6.4 rattled the region.
The quake struck about 4:07 a.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was centered about 10 miles west of Searles Valley, roughly 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the USGS.
Ridgecrest— about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles — is where an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 6.4 hit on Thursday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. Reports of scattered damage, including rock slides and fires, rolled in by midday.
Hundreds of aftershocks have been recorded, measuring 4.7, 3.5, 3.8, 4.2 magnitude and higher, officials said.
#earthquakemode A reported M5.0 earthquake just occurred in the same region as yesterday 16KM W of Searles Valley, CA. #LAFD is entering the earthquake mode and will conduct survey's of all 106 local fire station districts
— LAFD (@LAFD) July 5, 2019