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Magnitude 5.5 quake hits shaky California desert region

Local television news broadcasts stopped as anchors reported seeing lights sway in their studios.

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 9:15 PM

RIDGECREST, Calif. - A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has jolted the region of California desert where a powerful quake last summer was followed by thousands of aftershocks.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s quake hit at a fairly shallow depth around 6:30 p.m. and was centered just north of the small city of Ridgecrest.

A dispatcher with the city's 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.

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