Second, stronger 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California

  • On Friday, July 6, 2019 at 03:19:53 UTC (July 5, 2019, 20:19:53 local time) an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 hit Southern California. It is the second earthquake to hit this region, in less than two days. Similar, heart throbbing earthquake of magnitude 6.4 was felt a day before I.e July 5, 2019 (July 4, 2019 near epicenter). As per United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck near the town of Ridgecrest on the edge of Death Valley National Park which is 202 km, approximately 125 miles to the north east of Los Angeles. Additionally, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, remorsefully reported that the quake had caused some damage to property. It is also the strongest earthquake in 20 years, which the people of Southern California have witnessed. The Kern County Fire Department said that “multiple injuries and fires” including minor house fires, gas leaks and small brush fires due to this natural calamity have been reported.

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