(.) – In the last days in southern California, an earthquake was recorded approximately every minute.
In the first 100 hours since a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday near Ridgecrest, a community 150 miles (240 km) north of Los Angeles, 5,400 earthquakes were recorded, mostly minor. That equals an earthquake every 1 minute and 7 seconds.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released an animation Monday showing the series of earthquakes, which runs from early Thursday morning to midday Monday. The animation shows Thursday’s earthquake of 6.4 to the south, followed by Friday’s earthquake of 7.1 to the northwest.
Friday’s earthquake was 11 times stronger than Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake.
The animation shows a wave of aftershocks continuing to the northwest.
.’s Taylor Ward contributed to this report.