California Rocked by Two Major Earthquakes - July 4th and July 5th -More May Be on the Way - 7/6/19
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California
The quake registered near Ridgecrest, California, near Death Valley National Park, on Friday night. Tremors were reported from Los Angeles to San Diego.
The quake was registered as 7.1 in magnitude by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and is the largest earthquake in Southern California since 1999.
Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake
A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.
The Friday night quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert — was the largest Southern California quake in at least 20 years and was followed by a series of large and small aftershocks, including a few above magnitude 5.0.
Naval weapons base near quakes' epicenter closed for safety inspections
As Southern California dealt with the impact of Friday evening’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, an important U.S. Navy facility near the quake’s epicenter was still dealing with the impact of Thursday’s 6.4 temblor in the area.
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was closed Friday as officials assessed infrastructure damage from the earlier quake, Stars & Stripes reported.
News presenter hides under desk ON AIR as California quake shakes studio
A CBS news presenter displayed remarkable earthquake survival discipline as she was broadcasting live during a quake in Los Angeles, ducking under the desk with cameras rolling.
“We’re experiencing very strong shaking… I think we need to get under the desk,” CBS Los Angeles newscaster Sara Donchey said, clinging to her co-host as he cued up a commercial. Not waiting for the on-air light to go off, she slid out of her chair and under the desk.
Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that sparked huge fires and caused multiple injuries in Southern California was 11 TIMES stronger than 6.4 tremor 32 hours earlier
Another major earthquake hit Southern California late on Friday forcing stoppage of NBA game in Las Vegas The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 7.1, making it the largest in Southern California in 20 years The brunt of the quake was felt in and around Ridgecrest, a town still reeling from a 6.4 quake on Thursday
Compared to the first shock, the second was 11 times stronger, five times bigger and lasted longer Kern County fire officials reported 'multiple injuries and multiple fires' without providing details San Bernardino County firefighters said Friday's earthquake caused cracked buildings and a minor injury Seismologist Dr Lucy Jones warned there is about a one-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, and the the chance of a 5.0-magnitude quake 'is approaching certainty' There have been more than 1,700 aftershocks recorded in the area since the first quake on Thursday morning
The earth under Southern California is rumbling with about one aftershock every minute
The earth hasn't stopped rumbling under Southern California since Thursday, when a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Ridgecrest and the surrounding area.
The quake was followed by more than 1,400 aftershocks, according to scientists. On Friday, an even stronger quake -- with a magnitude of 7.1 --- rattled the region, leaving residents traumatized, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said Saturday morning.
State Of Emergency Declared After 7.1 Quake Rocks Southern California; Massive Aftershocks Shake Towns
Friday's earthquake lasted around 10 seconds longer than the Fourth of July earthquake in Searles Valley. According to the US Geological Survey, it was followed by at least 16 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or greater. The agency has warned of a 50% chance of another magnitude 6 quake in the coming days, and a 10% chance of a magnitude-7 tremor in the next week.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino County following the 7.1-magnitude quake, establishing emergency shelters and directing state agencies to assist.
Tremors Still Rumbling Underneath Southern California After Earthquake
Tremors under the earth in California have not stopped since a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the area on Thursday evening.
Scientists said that since the initial event, more than 1,400 aftershocks have affected the area near Ridgecrest, which has alarmed residents, many of whom are sleeping outside of their houses for safety reasons.
LOOTERS target businesses battered by back-to-back 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes - the biggest in 20 years - that rocked California as ground shakes with an aftershock every minute while geologists warn another huge tremor is coming NEXT WEEK
Ridgecrest sits about 10 miles from the epicenters of both tremors that hit 32 hours apart Thursday and Friday The town has only just begun surveying damage from the quakes that cracked buildings and ignited fires Mayor Peggy Breeden says 'bad people' have been adding to the difficult situation by looting businesses The first earthquake measuring at magnitude 6.4 shook the city on Thursday morning It was determined to be a foreshock to an even larger 7.1 temblor, Southern California's largest in 20 years
Compared to the first shock, the second was 11 times stronger, five times bigger and lasted longer During a press conference Saturday morning, Kern County Fire Chief David Witt said there are no known fatalities from the earthquake but admitted that little is known about the destruction at this point We do feel like there is damage, but we don't know the extent of it yet,' Witt told reporters. 'Nobody was trapped, no major collapses that we know of, but we are out there searching'
Firefighters were seen battling flames at a mobile home park in Ridgecrest after an electrical fire broke out Seismologist Dr Lucy Jones warned there is about a one-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, and the the chance of a 5.0-magnitude quake 'is approaching certainty' There have been more than 1,700 aftershocks recorded in the area since the first quake on Thursday morning There has been an average of one aftershock every minute since Friday's quake in the southern part of the state, according to the United States Geological Survey website