LOS ANGELES More than 80,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the Ridgecrest area since July 4 the aftermath from two of the biggest temblors to hit California in nearly a decade.
Experts said the two major quakes the first measuring magnitude 6.4, the second 7.1 led to a particularly energetic aftershock sequence before slowing down.
The calculation, conducted by Zachary Ross, Caltech assistant professor of geophysics, comes as the earthquake sequence has continued to lessen rapidly.
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