Strong Aftershock Felt in the Southland

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An aftershock in the Ridgecrest area has been felt in the Southland. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck five miles northeast of Ridgecrest at 6:11 AM. The depth was recorded at 5.5 miles which is relatively shallow. It was the strongest aftershock in the area since Saturday - the day after the magnitude-7.1 earthquake.There have been hundreds of aftershocks, however none have resulted in a greater magnitude than 3.9.

At 7:26 am, the Los Angeles Fire Department issued an update stating:

"The LAFD has concluded the systematic survey of the City of Los Angeles by ground and air, and is pleased to report that no major infrastructure damage was noted by our personnel in the City of Los Angeles, and that there has been no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the M4.9 earthquake. With our survey complete, the LAFD has concluded Earthquake Emergency Mode and has resumed normal operations; We ask you to use today's quake as a reminder to be prepared."

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