Large 4.9 aftershock rocks Southern California

A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region.
The US Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6.11am local time today and was centred about 8km northeast of the Mojave Desert city of Ridgecrest.
The quake was felt very lightly in the Los Angeles area.


There have been
thousands of aftershocks
of the
magnitude 6.4 earthquake
on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day.
The aftershocks have been dying off but are expected to continue for some time.
Seismologist Lucy Jones tweets that the 4.9 quake is normal and is having its own aftershocks.
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The USGS says the probability of a 7.1 or larger quake has fallen to less than one percent.
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