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July 4th Earthquake Rocks Southern California, Nevada

4 Jul 2019, 12:57 pm

Americans barbecuing and celebrating the Fourth of July in southern California/Nevada felt an abrupt roll/shake as a (preliminary) 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Searles Valley.

According to the USGS, the 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck about 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) southwest of Searles Valley, California. The earthquake was estimated to be about 10.7 kilometers (6.65 miles) deep.  At a point, the estimated epicenter was 35.705°N 117.506°W according to the USGS report.

The location of the earthquake was in the Mojave Desert of California. This is north-northeast of Los Angeles and east-northeast of Bakersfield, CA.

The good news is that the USGS did not anticipate many landslide areas due to the earthquake, nor any tsunami activity. However on the other hand, there is potential structural and/or economic impacts associated with the earthquake.

Did you feel it? The USGS would like to know! (<– click there) It provides crucial information to the agency regarding this developing story.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier