‘Significant’ Earthquake Hits Southern California on July 4

‘Significant’ Earthquake Hits Southern California on July 4

According to the Los Angeles Times, it was the largest quake to hit southern California in decades.

A strong natural disaster rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo frames on walls shake.

The temblor, which struck in an area on the edge of Death Valley National Park, was felt throughout Los Angeles, as far north as Fresno, and as far east as Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hundreds of broken bottles of spirits were seen all over the floor of the store as the family surveyed the damage.

The Kern County Fire Department said it was working on at least two dozen incidents.

The latest on an natural disaster felt in Southern California and Nevada (all times local): The Associated Press initially reported that the earthquakes was a 6.6, but has since revised it to a 6.4.

"We are very much aware of the significant natural disaster that just occurred in Southern California".

An official at China Lake said there was "substantial damage" to their facilities, including fires, water leaks and spills of hazardous materials.

The quake was quickly followed by several smaller aftershocks in the area and there were no immediate reports of injuries. "If you've never experienced it, you think am I out of my mind?"

There were no reports of serious damage or injuries in Los Angeles, the department said.

Jones said the quake was not on the San Andreas fault. Not jerky. Smooth and rolling.

Southland police agencies were reminding the public not to use 911 for natural disaster questions unless they have injuries or unsafe conditions to report.

After that quake, at least 30 aftershocks hit over the span of about an hour, with the largest registering as a 4.7 on the Richter scale used to determine the strength of seismic activity, according to the USGS's map. "It was so long I thought for the first time ever 'Is this the big one?'"

"This was a strong one, and a good reminder to be prepared", the department tweeted. The hospital could not immediately be reached for comment.

"Felt like we were on a turntable", user Rudio87 wrote.

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