Today´s strong aftershocks from yesterday´s Central California earthquake could be a big help to researchers who are looking for ways to predict future temblors.
Two of the aftershocks measured magnitude 5.0 and 4.5 on the Richter Scale.
They hit in the area of Parkfield this morning, where some 500 aftershocks have jolted the region in the past 24 hours.
Dozens of sensors are placed in the remote, sparsely populated region, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
A spokesman for the U-S Geological Survey says,”It´s going to be a lot of data that we can look at.”
Yesterday´s 6.0 magnitude earthquake and today´s aftershocks have not caused any widespread damage or injuries.