4.9 aftershock hits Ridgecrest Area week after 7.1 quake

RIDGECREST (KUSI) – A magnitude 4.9-magnitude aftershock to last Friday’s 7.1 earthquake hit the Ridgecrest area of Kern County Friday, the U.S. Geological survey reported.

It struck at 6:11 a.m. at a depth of 5.5 miles, its epicenter 4.8 miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest.

The temblor is believed to have been the biggest aftershock recorded in the region. There have been hundreds of them, but none greater than 3.9.

The 4.9 report was based on a seismologist’s finding, not a computer- generated report.

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