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Fires after powerful earthquake hits Southern California


06 July 2019  

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CALIFORNIA: A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California on Friday night — the second temblor to hit near Ridgecrest in less than two days.

The latest earthquake occurred 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It rocked buildings and cracked foundations, sending jittery residents out on the streets.
It comes a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered near Ridgecrest rattled the state Thursday. That earthquake has produced more than 1,400 aftershocks, scientists said.
Multiple fires and injuries have been reported in Ridgecrest — about 150 miles from Los Angeles — after Friday’s earthquake, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person said.
The county has activated an emergency operations center, the fire department tweeted.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department said it has received multiple reports of damage from northwest communities in the county.
“Homes shifted, foundation cracks, retaining walls down,” the department said. “One injury (minor) with firefighters treating patient.”
House fire in Ridgecrest, California moments after a earthquake struck the area on Friday.
(Agencies)

Publish Date : 06 July 2019 11:11 AM

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