More quakes rattle Ridgecrest area


PASADENA (CNS) – A new cluster of minor earthquakes — aftershocks of Friday’s 7.1 earthquake — struck the Ridgecrest area today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Fifteen quakes were recorded between 2:21 a.m. and 8:09 a.m. The weakest had a 3.0 magnitude while the strongest was 3.9.

None of the quakes were very deep. The deepest was 4.9 miles while the shallowest was .6 of a mile. Some of them struck less than a minute apart.

The Ridgecrest quakes — including Friday’s 7.1 — were thought to have caused no fatalities. But the Sheriff’s Office in Nye County, Nevada, says Thursday’s 6.4 foreshock is now believed to have claimed the life of a 56-year-old man in Pahrump, shifting a car that was jacked up as the victim worked under the vehicle.


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