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BIG AFTERSHOCKS FEARED

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The California earthquake could be followed by large numbers of aftershocks, some possibly very strong, the U. S. Geological Survey warned Wednesday morning.

The quake on Tuesday shook a 35-mile section of the San Andreas fault between Los Gatos and San Juan Bautista, the Interior Department agency said in a statement issued from its headquarters in this Washington suburb.Quakes of this type are often followed by many aftershocks, sometimes thousands, said USGS spokesman Donovan Kelly. Most of those shocks, however, would be minor in scale, he said.