4.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ludlow, California: USGS

January 24, 2016 Updated: January 24, 2016
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A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck close to Ludlow, California on Sunday morning.

The earthquake struck five miles west-southwest of the city, which is in San Bernardino County, reported the U.S. Geological Service. 

It was also 30 miles west-northwest of Amboy, 39 miles north of Joshua Tree, and 47 miles east-southeast of Barstow. 

The quake hit at approximately 7:32 a.m. at a depth of 1.3 miles, which is relatively shallow. Light-to-moderate shaking was reported in the immediate area.

People in Big Bear, Victorville and Barstow said they felt it, with some describing it as a strong jolt followed by a rolling motion, reported KTLA.

The 4.1-magnitude quake followed two smaller quakes, including a 2.8-magnitude quake that hit just 15 minutes prior in the same area. A 2.8-magnitude quake followed soon after.

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