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US: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Searles Valley (California state) June 3

United States of America News Alert

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Searles Valley (California state) on June 3; aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/6/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION California


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.5 magnitude earthquake approximately 17km (11 mi) south of Searles Valley (California state) on Wednesday, June 3. The quake reportedly struck at 18:32 (local time) at a depth of 6.9km (4.3 mi). No damage or associated disruption was immediately reported in the area.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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