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04 Jul 2019 | 06:08 PM UTC

US: 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern California state July 4

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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes near Searles Valley (California state) July 4; multiple aftershocks recorded

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION California

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern California state on Thursday, July 4, at approximately 10:30 (local time). The earthquake struck approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of Searles Valley at a depth of 9 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of casualties, with some reports of damage to roads and buildings, according to police. No tsunami warning was issued by the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).

Multiple aftershocks were recorded shortly after the initial earthquake; further aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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