A day after a powerful quake rattled Southern California, residents across the region were shaken by a 7.1 temblor that rattled for up to 40 seconds, knocked out power and frayed already thin nerves.
The earthquake struck at 8:16 p.m. Friday as part of an earthquake swarm in the Searles Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake struck nearly 9 miles west-southwest of Searles Valley.
“Every earthquake makes another earthquake more likely,” said seismologist Lucy Jones. “Yesterday’s 6.4 is now a foreshock, and that 7.1 aftershock has become the main shock.”
The quake happened in the same location where a 6.4 quake happened Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
SOURCE: Jason Kandel and Beverly White
CBS Los Angeles