In recent days in Southern California, an earthquake occurred approximately every minute.
In the first 100 hours since a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck on Thursday near Ridgecrest, a community 150 miles north of Los Angeles, 5,400 earthquakes were recorded, mostly light. That’s equal to an earthquake every 1 minute and 7 seconds.
The US Geological Survey UU (USGS, for its acronym in English) published on Monday an animation that shows the series of earthquakes, ranging from the early hours of Thursday to midday Monday. The animation shows Thursday’s earthquake from 6.4 to the south, followed by Friday’s earthquake, from 7.1, to the northwest.
This video shows earthquake events a few hours before the M6.4 on July 4th, 2019 to present (as of above noon on July 8th, 2019). #earthquake #usgs #californiaearthquake pic.twitter.com/c5JEDynLQ4
— USGS (@USGS) July 8, 2019
The earthquake on Friday was 11 times stronger than the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Thursday.
The animation shows a wave of replicas that continue to the northwest.