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Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely

This July 6, 2019 photo shows crack in a gas station's driveway in the aftermath of an earthquake in Trona, Calif. Photo: AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez
This July 6, 2019 photo shows crack in a gas station's driveway in the aftermath of an earthquake in Trona, Calif.

Updated: July 12, 2019 08:48 AM

A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6:11 a.m. Friday and was centered about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of the Mojave Desert city of Ridgecrest.

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The quake was felt very lightly in the Los Angeles area.

RELATED: Aftershocks continue in California desert

There have been thousands of aftershocks of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 and the 7.1 quake that occurred the next day.

The aftershocks have been dying off but are expected to continue for some time.

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