5.0 earthquake strikes Ridgecrest, California — two months after 7.1
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Two months after the 7.1 earthquakes that hit outside of Los Angeles, another more modest quake was detected, ABC-7 reported.


While the location of the quake was about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest, California, at the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. People as far away as Clark County, Nevada also felt the rumble Thursday afternoon.

It left several people asking if it was considered a foreshock or a really late aftershock from two months ago.

The epicenter was located on Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake and about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest.