Earthquake Hits Ridgecrest Area, Felt Throughout Southern California

Earthquake Hits Ridgecrest Area, Felt Throughout Southern California

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RIDGECREST, Calif. – An earthquake around 11 miles from Ridgecrest was felt in most areas throughout Southern California.

The USGS said that the earthquake that occurred in the Searles Valley/Ridgecrest area on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at  10:33 a.m., was 6.4 on the Richter scale. The earthquake depth is 8.7 km, which is considered a very shallow quake. 

Preliminary information set the earthquake at 6.6 but it was later updated as 6.4. Several aftershocks, a 4.0 the largest so far has been felt following the larger tremor. No injuries have been reported as a result of the earthquake.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported on Thursday that there are some building and roads with varying degrees of damage in the Trona area. Fire officials are conducting a rapid survey of the area to determined the extent of the damage. So far, multiple buildings have been found to have minor cracks, several water mains are broken, power lines are down, and several areas are reporting rock slides.

No other information is immediately available, the information will be updated as it becomes available.







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