No injuries reported following strongest quake to hit Southern California in 20 years

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Emergency crews in Southern California are responding to at least 24 medical and fire incidents in the wake of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, California.

There have been no reports of injuries in the Los Angeles area, which is about 240-kilometres southwest of Ridgecrest -- home to around 28-thousand people.

People from Las Vegas to the Pacific Coast reported feeling the quake.

A veteran seismologist says this is the strongest quake to hit Southern California in 20 years