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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles California's Mojave Desert

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 17:31:45-05

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has rattled communities in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday and was centered 55 miles northwest of Ridgecrest in Kern County.

The quake occurred at a depth of 2.5 miles.