Thursday, July 4, 2019

6.4R in S. California

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary 6.4 magnitude rocked Southern California on Thursday morning, officials said, as they warned that strong aftershocks are expected.
The epicenter of the Fourth of July quake was near Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert, which is about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Structure fires were reported in the nearby city of Ridgecrest, according to Kern County fire officials.
In San Bernardino County no injuries were reported but buildings and roads suffered damage, according to fire officials.
Our stress map was very heavy in the LA area yesterday as shown in the map above and the encircled area is very near the epicenter. (our stress spot is at [35N, 117W]  and the actual epicenter was  [35.74N, 117.24W].

MagnitudeMw 6.4
Date time2019-07-04 17:33:51.8 UTC
Location35.74 N ; 117.24 W
Depth2 km
Distances209 km NE of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 10:33:51.8 2019-07-04
166 km E of Bakersfield, United States / pop: 348,000 / local time: 10:33:51.8 2019-07-04
15 km E of Searles Valley, United States / pop: 1,800 / local time: 10:33:51.8 2019-07-04

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