Kern County is where two powerful earthquakes occurred last July

A 3.4 degree tremor of magnitude was recorded Wednesday afternoon about 5 miles from Ridgecrest, in Kern County, California, according to the United States Geological Survey. The movement occurred at 2.51 pm, at a depth of 4.9 miles, no damage reported so far.

In the same area near Ridgecrest tremors between 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude occurred last July, whose effects could be felt throughout the southern region of California.

In the last 10 days there have been at least five tremors of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the vicinity of the area. Ridgecrest is located about 150 miles north of Los Angeles.

Researchers of California Institute of Technology They have found that light tremors such as the most recent in California can unite and cause a major earthquake due to the movement of tectonic plates that gradually separate.

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