Sunday, December 5, 2021

California shakes again with earthquake of 7.1 magnitude


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern California again, US Department of Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The latest shock is what the geologist described as ‘earthquake sequence’ and it was followed by a magnitude 6.4 magnitude that struck the same area a day before.

No deaths were reported, though some were injured during Friday’s quake, officials said.

Ridgecrest officials responded to fires and gas leaks, which have since been contained, the local police said.

More than 13,000 residents in Ridgecrest were left without power late Friday, police said.

Earlier on Thursday, At least 73 aftershocks occurred after the earthquake in southern California on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Major damage is expected here in Ridgecrest, California after the earthquake. Huge fire at a mobile home park witnessed.

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The 6.6 magnitude earthquake was the strongest in the past 20 years.

A US official said rescuers had responded to 24 emergency fires after the California earthquake.

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