Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely

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A 4.9-magnitude natural disaster was reported near Ridgecrest, California, on Friday morning - one week after a 7.1-magnitude temblor struck Southern California, the US Geological Survey said.

Some Los Angeles residents reported feeling the natural disaster. Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported, but one man in Nevada who was under a vehicle died when the vehicle toppled off the jacks falling on him.

The 6.4 and 7.1 quakes near Ridgecrest, about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, were felt as far east as Las Vegas, as far south as San Diego, and all across the Los Angeles area.

Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones wrote on Twitter in the aftermath of the quake that people should "remember, we said that the relative number of large magnitude quakes is constant, and more M5s in the sequence would be normal".

More than 4,700 quakes have occurred since July 4, said USGS geophysicist John Bellini. "This morning's M4.9 is normal and it's having its own aftershocks".

In what appears to be the latest aftershock, Friday morning's quake in Ridgecrest comes just days after a 6.4-magnitude quake and 7.1-magnitude quake unfurled on July 4 and 5, respectively.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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