Massive 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Southern California – Shaking Felt All the Way in Las Vegas
A massive 6.4 earthquake rocked Southern California on Thursday morning at 10:33 AM local time.
The quake, which was centered in the Searles Valley (apprx 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles) was initially reported to be a 6.6, however, it was later revised to a 6.4.
The shaking was widely felt and people reported feeling the earthquake all the way in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There have also been multiple aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.0 or larger.
Thursday’s quake was the largest temblor to hit Southern California in decades.
Twitter video from Orange County of a chandelier swaying:
— Arya 818 (@arya818) July 4, 2019
Scott Baio posted a video of the earthquake from one of his security cameras:
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) July 4, 2019
Reports of structure fires in Kern County.
#EarthquakeResponse @kerncountyfire resources working nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA. @kerncountyfire Urban Search and Rescue teams en route. #kerncountyfirefighters
— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) July 4, 2019
House fire in Ridgecrest, CA:
— Rex Emerson (@Rex_Emerson) July 4, 2019
Broken bottles at a liquor store in Ridgecrest:
Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he had been briefed on the SoCal quake.
Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
According to authorities, no injuries have been reported.