Amman, The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake late Friday with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 about 11 miles from Ridgecrest in the Mojave desert. The earthquake is just one day after a 6.4 earthquake struck the area, and Friday's quake was along the same fault lines.
Friday's quake struck at 8:19 p.m. PT. Kern County fire officials said there were no reports of fatalities. As of 10 p.m. ET, there were 1,800 people without power, officials said.
The 7.1 quake that struck at about 8:20 p.m. Friday night was about 10 times larger than the on Thursday morning, officials added.
More than 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded since Thursday's earthquake.
Source: Jordan News Agency