Map Southern California Seismic Network
A magnitude 6.1 - 169km NW of Naze, Japan and an earthquake measured at a verified magnitude of 5.8 struck northern Mindanao in the Philippines archipelago early on Saturday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said (USGS), ensuring the Pacific Ring Of Fire keeps on rockin'
Last nights quake brings the total of major quakes (mag 6+) to 84, incredibly all but 7 of them striking the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
The last 38 major quakes this year, going back to the 3rd of May have occurred along the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
In the last 24 hours, around 1,600 quakes have rumbled in the Ridgecrest area of Southern California, which is consistent with the previous day, however, one of them was a magnitude 4.9, the strongest there for a few days.
According to the La Times, in the past 10 days, there have been 649 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centred nearby.
The aftershock was powerful enough to cause strong shaking — or level 6 on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale — at the unpopulated epicentre.
Moderate shaking, or level 5, was felt in Ridgecrest.
The quake was strong enough to wake some people in downtown Los Angeles and was felt as far away as Bakersfield, Death Valley and Orange County.
In the last 7 days, 11,197 have been registered have been recorded in the volatile area.
Further up the Western Coast of the US, Washington State yesterday was rocked by a mag 4.6 SSW of Three Lakes, and a mag 3.5, W of Monroe.