March 9, 2021

A new tremor of 6.9 shakes southern California (USA)



A tremor of magnitude 6.9 on the open Richter scale shook southern California on Friday, making it the largest earthquake that has affected this area in the last hours, according to the US Geological Survey ( USGS, for its acronym in English).

The quake occurred at a depth of 0.9 kilometers at 20.33 local time (03.19 GMT Saturday) and the epicenter was located 17 kilometers north-northeast of Ridgecrest, a town of about 30,000 inhabitants 250 kilometers north of Los Angeles, where he felt the tremor.

Several earthquakes and aftershocks have shaken this area of ​​southern California since the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Thursday morning.

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