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3.9 earthquake strikes in California desert, near Barstow

Posted: 12:12 PM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-08 15:36:17-05
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NEVADA (KTNV) — An earthquake Saturday afternoon sent shock waves through the Southern California desert and near the Nevada border.

A preliminary magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck near Barstow, Calif., just after 11:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was reported about 14 miles north of Barstow in San Bernardino County - a very similar location to a January quake that was felt in the Las Vegas valley.

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Saturday's earthquake comes months after strong quakes rocked the California desert and the Ridgecrest community, along with surrounding areas that included Southern Nevada.

Authorities did not report any initial damage or injuries after this recent shaker.