Thursday, July 4, 2019

Los Angeles earthquake: Massive 6.6 tremor strikes on USA Independence Day

The earthquake, with its epicentre near Ridgecrest is thought to be the strongest to hit California in more than five years. The map above shows the location of the epicenter.

A massive earthquake has struck Los Angeles on the day the country celebrates Independence Day.
A preliminary measurement has given the strength at magnitude 6.6.
Hundreds of people on Twitter have commented on how long the earthquake struck for.
American actress Lucy Hale tweeted: I know everyone’s tweeting about this LA earthquake but that s*** was super long. I’m shook. Literally."
The epicentre of the tremor was 17km from Ridgecrest in the state of California, a remote area of San Bernardino near Death Valley.
The earthquake struck at roughly 9.36am local time.
The LAPD said: "At this time, the LAPD has not received any reports of damage or calls for service within the City of Los Angeles related to the earthquake."
According to the Los Angeles Times if the magnitude is confirmed as 6.6 this will be the first California quake in five years that is or stronger than a magnitude 6.
In 1994 a 6.6 earthquake in Northridge, California killed dozens and caused billions of dollars in damage.

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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