A moderate earthquake has jolted an inland desert area in Central California.

The U.S. Geological survey says the 4.7-magnitude quake struck just before 4 p.m. on Saturday.

A preliminary report shows the quake was centered about seven miles southeast of Keeler, a small town in unincorporated Inyo County next to Owens Lake.

Several calls to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department went unanswered.