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Small Earthquake Rattles Eastern Sierra

April 08, 2001|Associated Press

COSO JUNCTION, Calif. — A small earthquake rattled the eastern Sierra Nevada on Saturday evening.

The 3.5-magnitude quake struck at 6:25 p.m. about 7 miles southeast of Coso Junction, which is a sparsely populated area flanked by the China Lake Naval Weapons Center and Sequoia National Forest.

The Inyo County Sheriff's Department did not have any reports of damage or injury.

The small community of Coso Junction has few residents, only one small convenience store and a geothermal plant. The community is about 170 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

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