Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles Death Valley area, USGS says

A preliminary magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled the Death Valley area on Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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A preliminary magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled the Death Valley area on Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was recorded just after 10:30 a.m., the USGS said.

Its epicenter was located near the northern part of Death Valley, according to the USGS.

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Meanwhile, the USGS reported a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck about 1.8 miles from Fontana around 10:50 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage following either quake.

See more information on the recent earthquakes on USGS' website here.

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