Los Angeles (People's Daily) - An earthquake struck Southern California on July 5 again. The magnitude of the quake that struck at 8:19 pm local time (0319 GMT Saturday) was 7.1. The temblor hit the southwestern US state a day after another quake of 6.4 sent rattled shop shelves and homes.
A screenshot from the website of the China Earthquake Networks Center
The quake was centered only 17 miles from Ridgecrest, location of the July 4th quake and was stronger even than the destructive 1994 Northridge temblor in California, which measured 6.6. No casualties have been reported yet.
People walk near cracks in the road after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area on July 4, 2019 near Ridgecrest, California. (Photo: VCG)
After July 4, Ridgecrest has been hit by numerous aftershocks, including one with a magnitude of 5.4 on the morning of July 5.
Scientists have warned of stronger quakes and more aftershocks in the next 2 weeks.