The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing baseball when another earthquake hit Southern California, and this one – preliminarily a magnitude of 7.1 – was felt in LA.
The quake comes on the heels of a 6.4 earthquake that rattled Southern California, and especially, the community of Ridgecrest, CA. Only minor injuries and some property damage resulted from that frighteningly massive quake. It’s not yet clear what damage has resulted from the July 5, 2019 quake. What is clear is that it was even larger. CNN reported that “multiple fires and injuries” were reported in Ridgecrest, although the extent of the injuries was not yet clear. The July 5 quake was initially reported as 7.1. magnitude and later downgraded to 6.9 and raised back to 7.1.
The Dodgers even acknowledged the quake by posting this video. Watch:
A prominent seismologist says that this one was the big one actually, and the earlier quake was its precursor. “So the M6.4 was a foreshock. This was a M7.1 on the same fault as has been producing the Searles Valley sequence. This is part of the same sequence,” wrote Dr. Lucy Jones on Twitter.
Here’s what you need to know:
People Felt the Quake All the Way in Los Angeles on July 5, 2019
People took to Twitter to report shaking and fear after feeling yet another quake, all the way in Los Angeles (although it didn’t center there.)
Here are some of those reports:
“I’m in Southern California about 40 minutes from Los Angeles and I just experienced another long rolling earthquake. I don’t know the details yet. But it lasted for quite a while.”
“#earthquake Long run earthquake being reported by multiple.people in and around Los Angeles CA.”
“Apparently it takes about 20 seconds for an earthquake aftershock to make its way from Los Angeles to North County San Diego.”