5.5 magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest shakes Los Angeles

5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes buildings in Las Vegas and Los Angeles

RIDGECREST, Calif. — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake in the desert city of Ridgecrest rattled homes hundreds of miles away in Los Angeles Wednesday evening according to the USGS.

The temblor was located 10 miles south of Searles Valley.

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Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones described the quake as an aftershock following the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes.

A dispatcher with the Ridgecrest Police Department said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake was felt as a bump and rolling motion in a high-rise building in downtown Las Vegas. Local television news broadcasts stopped as anchors reported seeing lights sway in their studios.

It also shook buildings in downtown Los Angeles.

A magnitude 7.1 quake on July 5, 2019, and a magnitude 6.4 foreshock the day before strongly shook the region.

Damage from those quakes occurred to facilities on the sprawling Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake as well as in the nearby communities of Trona and Ridgecrest.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.\