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Scars left on the surface of Earth by the strong earthquakes that hit California last week can be seen from space, with NASA images revealing how the ground was displaced during the events.More news: Australian student released from N.Korea says spy charges 'obviously' false
Photos of the scene showed the man's Jeep leaned to its right with a makeshift jack appearing to have fallen down.
"Based on preliminary timing and circumstances at the scene, the Nye County Sheriff's investigation reveals that his death may be a result of the vehicle falling off the jacks on July 4 during the quake", Tippetts said. When authorities arrived at the man's home he was found under the Jeep.
Both that temblor and the following day's 7.1 magnitude quake rattled Pahrump, Tippetts said.More news: Piers Morgan to The Duchess of Sussex: 'Go back to America'
It's part of a sequence of earthquakes that began rippling across the region last week and was preceded, less than 36 hours earlier, by a magnitude 6.4 foreshock on July 4.
Deputies had discovered the body of the 56-year-old on Tuesday on his property in Pahrump, Nevada, about 180 miles (290 km) northeast of the California city of Ridgecrest that took the brunt of the quakes.
No one was believed to have been seriously injured in last week's 6.4 magnitude natural disaster. The quake could be felt as far as way as Las Vegas, however, about 60 miles east of Pahrump.More news: Metal drinking straw fatally impales woman through eye, brain after fall
The USGS now places the chance of another natural disaster of magnitude 7.0 or higher at just 1 in 100 - a small probability, to be sure, but then again Friday's quake was a low probability event. No one was seriously injured in that quake.