(Worthy News) - A California seismologist said the two earthquakes near the city of Ridgecrest, Calif., over the past two days could be followed by an even larger quake.
Lucy Jones, a 33-year veteran with the U.S. Geological Survey who is known as "Earthquake Lady," noted that the possibility of an earthquake larger than Friday's earthquake, which was estimated to be a 7.1 -magnitude tremor, was not the likeliest scenario but still very possible. She said in a tweet, "Yes, we estimate that there's about a 1 in 10 chance that Searles Valley will see another M7. That is a 9 in 10 chance that tonight's M7.1 was the largest."
The Los Angeles Times reported the exact estimate was 11% for the next week. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]
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