BREAKING: Southern California Hit with 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake — 11 miles North North-East of Ridgecrest, CA

California was hit with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday night.

The USGS website crashed for several minutes.


The website now says the center of the quake was 17 kilometers (11 miles) north north-east of Ridgecrest, California.

The quake was “downgraded” to 6.9 magnitude.

UPDATE: Reassessed to 7.1, with multiple aftershocks in the 2,3,4 range with a few 5 magnitudes

Reporters on air react to quake:

Early reports from Ridgcrest:

The quake was felt in Los Angeles:

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