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USCalifornia earthquake: Fires break out after a second and stronger temblor

13:25  06 july  2019
13:25  06 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo The local senior center was holding a July 4th event when Thursday's big quake hit and everyone made it out shaken up but without injuries, she said.

California earthquake: Fires break out after a second and stronger temblor
California earthquake: Fires break out after a second and stronger temblor
California earthquake: Fires break out after a second and stronger temblor

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake swayed buildings and cracked foundations in Southern California on Friday night, sending terrified residents sleeping on the streets a day after another temblor hit.

The latest earthquake Friday struck 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It was five times bigger than Thursday's 6.4 -magnitude earthquake, also centered near Ridgecrest, CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

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A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing A Ridgecrest senior center was holding a July 4th event when the big quake hit and everyone made it out shaken up but without injuries, she said.

The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years rocked the region Thursday, igniting fires , triggering Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor , the largest in two decades

In Ridgecrest, multiple fires broke out Friday and several injuries were reported, according to Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person. The county has activated an emergency operations center, and nearly 2,000 people are without power, officials said.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department said it received multiple reports of damage as well from northwest communities.

"Homes shifted, foundation cracks, retaining walls down," the department said. "One injury (minor) with firefighters treating patient."

It lasted longer than Thursday's earthquake

Bakersfield resident Giovanna Gomez was at home with her family when their house swayed and the water in her pool overflowed. They ran outside.

"It was about a minute long," she said. "Far larger than the one that (happened) yesterday. It was a smooth roll going back and forth."

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Breaking News. California Governor Newsom declares state of emergency after Southern California earthquake . Multiple injuries and two house fires were reported in the town of 28,000. Emergency crews were also dealing with small vegetation fires , gas leaks and reports of cracked roads, said Kern

Bakersfield is in Kern County about 110 miles from Ridgecrest. Donald Castle, who lives in Porterville west of Ridgecrest, said his house shook for nearly 25 seconds.

"It was more of a shake than what we had on the Fourth. It lasted longer and was more rolling," he said.

Calls for medical help

While there are no reports of major gas leaks or fatalities, there have been a lot of ambulance calls and medical aid calls, Kern County Fire Department Chief David Witt said.

In Los Angeles, about 150 miles away from Ridgecrest, residents felt the earth shake, but there were no reports of serious damage, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

There were some wires down and localized power outages, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. It said there was no major infrastructure damage, no deaths and no serious injuries reported.

Shaking felt in Mexico and Las Vegas

The shaking was felt as far away as Mexico and Las Vegas, according to the USGS.

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A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on this morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo frames on wall She said the local senior center was holding a July 4th event when the quake hit and everyone made it out shaken up but without injuries, she said.

No injuries reported after potent quake rattles southern california Experts had warned residents that strong earthquakes could possibly occur in the days after Thursday’s quake . Multiple injuries and two house fires were reported in Ridgecrest after Thursday’s quake .

The NBA Summer League game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks in Las Vegas was postponed Friday following reports of the quake. Scoreboards and speakers near the ceiling of the arena shook when the earthquake hit.

Quakes are part of an ongoing system

CalTech seismologist Lucy Jones said Friday both earthquakes are part of an ongoing sequence, of a "very energetic system."

The latest 7.1-magnitude earthquake was the mainshock, while Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake was a foreshock, according to Jones.

In addition to being bigger, Miller said it released more than 11 times the amount of energy than the 6.4 one.

Officials are not ruling out the possibilities of more earthquakes. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's activated the state emergency operation center to its highest level.

"The state is coordinating mutual aid to local first responders," he tweeted Friday night.

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