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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

8:11 PM - 4 Jul 2019



An earthquake with an estimated 6.4 magnitude has struck in southern California.

The shaking was felt in Los Angeles, with 'minor shaking' also felt in Las Vegas in neighbouring Nevada.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reports that it happened at around 10:33am local time, at a depth of 8.7 km in the Mojave Desert.

It was initially recorded as a 6.6 magnitude quake, but was later reduced to 6.4.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the quake was felt over a 'wide area' and is the most powerful quake in the area in decades.

Officials in San Bernardino County said there were reports of damaged roads and buildings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

In LA, people reported shower doors shaking and lights swaying.

The city's fire department, meanwhile, urged people to only contact their emergency line if they had reports of injuries or damage.

Main image: USGS


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