“Good morning, everyone: as I’m sure you’ve spotted by now, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California at 2019 hours local time on Friday.
“Although there are currently no reports of any deaths, the quake – which struck pretty much where the magnitude 6.4 quake took place on Thursday, near Ridgecrest – has caused gas leaks, structural damage and minor injuries in those in towns and cities nearby.
“Here’s everything you need to know about the quake; I’ll update this post if anything changes along the way.
“So, what happened?
“The magnitude 7.1 quake struck just a stone’s throw away from the Independence Day magnitude 6.4 quake, at a depth of around 17 kilometres (10.6 miles or so), a little north-northeast of Ridgecrest in the Searles Valley.”
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