RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — Several small earthquakes rattled the desert near Ridgecrest, the area hit last summer by a magnitude-7.1 quake.
The largest earthquake that struck Sunday at 9:15 p.m. had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 and was centered about 14 miles west of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.READ MORE: Shooting, Crash Shuts Down 60 Freeway In Pomona
Less than an hour earlier, an area further away to the northwest of Ridgecrest was hit by a magnitude-3.0 earthquake.READ MORE: Woman Goes Missing In Water Near Santa Monica Pier
Last Wednesday, a magnitude-5.5 quake jolted the region.MORE NEWS: Montclair City Employees Will Need Vaccination Sticker On ID Badge Monday If They Want To Work Maskless
This is the same area hit hard by earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 7.1 in July of last year.