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Another tremor jolted the California

 

California is struck by another earthquake on 6th July of magnitude 7.1, one day after the previous earthquake on 4th July. It would be largest earthquake in the last 20 years of the region.

It hit the region at 8.19pm local time on Friday at the shallow depth of 0.9 km. Its epicenter is same as the earlier earthquake of magnitude 6.4. It was centered at Mojave Desert town near the city of Ridgecrest, about 240 km from Los Angeles.

The earthquake has resulted in several destructions, cracked buildings on fire, broken roads, several injuries as the residents and locals said. Ridgecrest, where people were trying to recover from earlier earthquake has to bare it once more. Officials of San Bernardino County reported foundation cracking, homes shifting and retaining walls coming down.

Reporters said that the quake rocked the chandeliers and rattled the furniture as far away as Los Angeles and the US Geological Survey said that was felt in Mexico also.

California Governor Gavin Newsom activated the State Office of Emergency Operations center at its highest level. He has requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration and federal aid to help.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the California Institute of Technology’s seismology lab tweeted that the quake was part of the sequence that caused the earlier quake.

Hours earlier seismologists have said that the earlier quake had been followed by more than 1500 shocks and they might continue for years. However the earlier shock will be considered an foreshock of Friday’s quake.

In Las Vegas player and staff left the stadium after they felt the shock in a NBA League Basketball game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Brian Humphrey, of the Los Angeles Fire Department, KNX-AM radio that more than 1,000 firefighters were mobilized, but there were immediate reports of damage or injuries.

 

 

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