Two Small Quakes Strike near Ridgecrest

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RIDGECREST (CNS) - Several small earthquakes struck tonight near Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  

The largest one, a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, hit around 14 miles east of Ridgecrest about 9:15 p.m., the USGS reported. An earlier quake measuring magnitude 3.0 struck just more than 31 miles northwest of the town, about 8:25 p.m. 

No damage or injuries were reported.  Last week, the area was hit by a 5.5. magnitude temblor.

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