Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely
A Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue vehicle, one of the many state agencies that responded to the Thursday, July 4 earthquake, is seen parked in front of City Hall Friday, July 5, 2019, in Ridgecrest, Calif. (Jessica Weston/The Daily Independent via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 10:04AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 10:11AM EDT
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6:11 a.m. Friday and was centred about 5 miles (8 kilometres) 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.
The USGS says the probability of a 7.1 or larger quake has fallen to less than 1%.