By the Numbers: The 2019 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake Sequence

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2019 Ridgecrest Sequence data

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) just released data and numbers from the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence: July 4, 2019–July 16, 2019.

2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake by the Numbers

2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence – July 4, 2019–July 16, 2019

  • 3,557 earthquakes recorded since July 4, 2019, above Magnitude 2
  • M6.4 12km W of Searles Valley, CA -2019-07-04 17:33:49 (UTC)
    51,000+ responses via Did You Feel It?
  • M7.1 18km W of Searles Valley, CA – 2019-07-06 03:19:53 (UTC)
    42,000+ responses via Did You Feel It?
  • 631 M3+ earthquakes so far strong enough to be felt
  • 5 M5+ earthquakes so far large enough to do damage

AFTERSHOCK FORECAST*

Be ready for more earthquakes.

CHANCE OF AN EARTHQUAKE**

..in the next week until July 22, 2019.

M3+ is >99%

  • 23–52 such earthquakes may occur re-invigorated by a larger aftershock.

M5+ is 30%

  • 0-3 such earthquakes may occur.

M6+ is 4%

  • Such an earthquake is possible, but with low probability.

M7+ is <1%

  • 1 in 300 chance. Such an earthquake is possible, but with low probability.
* This forecast was issued: 2019-07-15 16:31:15 (UTC)
** This forecast will be updated on or before 2019-07-22 16:31:15 (UTC)

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