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USCrews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake

13:50  06 july  2019
13:50  06 july  2019 Source:   losangeles.cbslocal.com

Bigger Quake Feared After 6.4 Shaker Hits Southern California

Bigger Quake Feared After 6.4 Shaker Hits Southern California Dozens of aftershocks hit Southern California in the hours after it was rocked by a 6.4 earthquake Thursday morning—but even more intense temblors could be coming. The U.S. Geological Survey forecast a 4% chance of a larger quake in the same area in the next week. And there’s an 59% chance of a magnitude 5 quake, which is big enough to cause damage. “This does not make [the Big One] less likely,” Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones told the Los Angeles Times. By Thursday evening, the USGS had already recorded 49 aftershocks of magnitude 3 or higher, which means they are strong enough to feel.

Throughout the night, road crews continued to work to clear rockfalls and repair cracks in roads in and around the site of the most recent quake , opening lanes as Urban search and rescue crews from the Los Angeles area were expected to start working in Kern and San Bernardino counties overnight

The quake hit roughly 10 and a half miles from Ridgecrest at about 8:19 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reports. It’s the most powerful temblor to hit Southern California in at least 20 years, tying the magnitude 7 . 1 quake that struck the Hector Mine area , nearly 50 miles east-southeast of Barstow, in

Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake© AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez A fireman looks over a home Saturday, July 6, 2019 that burned after a earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif. The Friday evening quake with a magnitude of about 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. ( AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEAR RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — Power is back on at a Ridgecrest store hours after Friday evening’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake violently shook the town for the second day in a row.

Governor Gavin Newsom, for the second day in a row, declared a state of emergency — this time for San Bernardino County — as aftershocks continued.

California earthquake: Searles Valley quake generates over 100 aftershocks

California earthquake: Searles Valley quake generates over 100 aftershocks The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in nearly 20 years has prompted one city to declare a state of emergency Thursday, and shook residents from Las Vegas to Orange County. The quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert and about 150 miles north of Los Angeles. At least 159 aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 or greater were recorded after the earthquake, according to USGS Seismologist Robert Graves. It is a higher than normal number, but not unprecedented, he said. The largest of them were magnitude 4.6.

The probability of another magnitude 7 quake in Southern California within the next week is 3%, said Caltech A proliferation of small fault lines can be seen in the area where the July 4 and 5 California earthquakes happened. California Department of Transportation crews worked through the night on road repairs, patching cracks A magnitude 7 . 1 earthquake hit Southern California on Friday night

The shallow quake struck near the small city of Ridgecrest on Friday at 8:19pm (3:19 GMT on Saturday), US seismologists said, and following a 6.4- magnitude earthquake that hit the same area the day before. The latest earthquake was 11 times stronger than the previous day's "foreshock"

Around 1:40 a.m., CBSLA reporter Nicole Comstock tweeted photos from an illuminated Albertsons grocery store on Norma Street in Ridgecrest. Friday’s quake caused damage both inside and outside of the store as a video showed customers being escorted to safety by store employees.

Thursday’s 6.4 quake is now considered a foreshock to Friday’s event which spawned more than 1,400 smaller quakes — the largest registering at a magnitude of 5.0.

Since yesterday, there were more than 1,400 smaller quakes. The largest recorded about 5.0.

Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
Crews Continue Work Overnight In Areas Hit Hardest By Massive 7.1-Magnitude Quake
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Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist and earthquake expert, tried to calm fears while talking to reporters Friday saying there was “no reason” to think we wouldn’t see more large earthquakes in the region following recent activity centered near Ridgecrest.

According to Jones, there is a 50% chance of an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 or higher in the coming days and a 10% chance the area will see an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or higher. She also said it is almost certain there will continue to be aftershocks with magnitudes of 5.0 or higher.

Throughout the night, road crews continued to work to clear rockfalls and repair cracks in roads in and around the site of the most recent quake, opening lanes as they could.

Before 2 a.m., the eastbound lanes of State Road 178 were open, but the west bound were still closed.

Urban search and rescue crews from the Los Angeles area were expected to start working in Kern and San Bernardino counties overnight, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who reported there was no catastrophic damage in the city.

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