RIDGECREST, Kern County (CBS SF) — An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 struck an area in the lower Central Valley on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

The quake occurred at 4:35 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

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According to the USGS, the epicenter was centered in the Kern County town of Ridgecrest, 60 miles north-northwest of Barstow and 112 miles east-northeast of Bakersfield.

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