Earthquake in Southern California
July 5 , 2019
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit Southern California 7.3 miles South West of Searles Valley at 17:33 pm UTC (10.33 pm local time) on July 4, 2019. Some damage was witnessed in the city of Ridgecrest, including injuries to people. While some residents ran out of shaking buildings, others were hit by flying objects. It also ignited a few fires around the city, which had to dealt with on priority by the firefighters. Meanwhile, people were bracing for more earthquakes in the area. People living in Los Angeles were also frightened by the ‘rolling’ earthquake, which struck at night and seemed to last longer than any other earthquake they had ever experienced. More than 100 aftershocks further aggravated the situation.