The earthquake has struck 17 kilometres from Searles Valley, California, with the source of the quake 6.9 kilometres deep, according to US Geological Survey data.
An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude occured in southern California, some 200 kilometres north of Los Angeles. According to eyewitness reports from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), some building were shaking during the earthquake, and people could “see the walls moving”.
The earthquake was reportedly felt in Ridgecrest, Las Vegas, Barstow, Rosamond and other regions.
The source of the earthquake was 17 kilometres from Searles Valley, California, and 6.9 kilometres deep, according to US Geological Survey data.