Another powerful earthquake strikes Southern California


Updated at 1:20 a.m. 7/6/19

There are still no deaths reported from the latest strong quake to shake Southern California. However, Kern County Fire Chief David Witt says there are several medical calls that are being followed up on. The magnitude 7.1 quake struck near Ridgecrest, not far from the 6.4 magnitude quake that hit on the Fourth of July. Chief Witt said he's very confident that the county has the resources it needs to respond to the quake. He said that there will be a systematic search of buildings in the area to look for people who may need help or significant damage.

Dozens of aftershocks are being reported following a large quake in Southern California. The USGS says two of the aftershocks are magnitude 5 while 16 aftershocks are magnitude 4. Some of the shaking has been felt as far away as Nevada. They expect the ground to keep shaking for quite some time due to Friday night's magnitude 7.1 quake. The epicenter is near Ridgecrest where a magnitude 6.4 struck just the other day/ Damage and injuries have been reported but no deaths.

CalTech seismologist Lucy Jones is telling other California residents that Friday's earthquake should serve as a warning for the rest of the state. She said that it happened near Ridgecrest, but it will eventually happen in more populated areas later. Jones said cities have learned a lot about making buildings safer in recent years. She urged people to help Ridgecrest residents now, because there will come a time when they will need help.

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Southern California is dealing with another strong earthquake, and it's stronger than the one that hit the area on the Fourth of July. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.1. The one that struck yesterday had a magnitude of 6.4 and the United States Geological Survey is now calling that a foreshock. The newest one happened a few miles away from the initial quake near Ridgecrest.  It was felt from Las Vegas to the coast and it caused the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas to stop playing.  The Spurs were in action against the Orlando Magic and the game was halted and cancelled as a precaution.

Since Thursday's quake there have been more than 150 quakes, including a 5.4 magnitude one Friday morning.

Los Angeles is sending police throughout the city to look at infrastructure following another massive earthquake. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted officers are going around to ensure safety. The magnitude 7.1 temblor hit this evening rattling the entire region. It was also felt in Nevada.

The magnitude 7.1 shocker hit this evening, rattling the area about 40 seconds. No injuries have been reported.

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