Mojave Desert: 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northeast of Los Angeles

Mojave Desert: 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northeast of Los Angeles

A preliminary magnitude-4.2 earthquake that struck 26 miles north-northwest of Barstow, in the Mojave Desert area, was reportedly felt by some in Los Angeles Sunday morning.


The quake hit around 10:31 a.m. with a depth of .4 miles, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

It was located 23 miles east-southeast of Johannesburg, 36 miles southeast of Ridgecrest and 62 miles northeast of Lancaster.

Multiple people and several tweets indicated they felt it in the Hollywood, Northridge and Pasadena areas.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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