An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in California. After the main shock, hundreds of aftershocks were recorded

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in California. After the main shock, California is shaken by dozens of earthquakes. The number of aftershocks has already reached 153 only today – July 5, the magnitude of which ranges from 2 to 4.6 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter of the most powerful underground tolchkazalelegal at a depth of 10.7 km in the area of ​​San Bernardino district. The US Geological Survey warned that in the coming days there is a 50% chance of a new strong earthquake.

The Kern County Fire Service, where the earthquake epicenter was located, reports that the local hospital Ridzhkrest Regional was evacuated. The mayor of Ridgecrest Peggy Briden reported that five fires had occurred in the city due to gas breakthroughs.

According to the emergency services, as a result of the earthquake, cracks appeared in the buildings, the water supply system was damaged, power lines were torn off, and there were landslides on some roads in the north-western San Bernardino district.

This is the strongest earthquake in Southern California in the last 20 years.

Nearest Places

Searles Valley, CA
12 km (7.5 mi)
Trona, CA
13 km (8.1 mi) EAS
Ridgecrest, CA
18 km (11.2 mi) NOT
Barstow, CA
100 km (62,1 mi) HNB
Lonely Pine, CA
110 km (68,4 mi) С
Bakersfield CA
143 km (88.9 mi) NOT
San Bernardino, CA
176 km (109.4 mi) H
Los Angeles, CA
196 km (121.8 mi) H