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Earthquake in San Bernardino County – 5.5 Magnitude Shakes Californians

Ridgecrest, Southern California, was hit by 5.5 magnitude earthquake judging by the U.S. Geological Survey, Wednesday evening.

Furthermore, the USGS said tremor shook at 6:32pm, about 10 miles south of Searles Valley, while Ridgecrest is located 14 miles west from epicenter.

What’s more, Trona is located 10 miles south southwest from epicenter of the newest earthquake.

This wasn’t the first earthquake

On July 5, 2019, 7.5 magnitude earthquake ravaged through Trona and Ridgecrest, as an aftershock from 6.5 magnitude quake just a day before.

Moreover, seismologists believe that this quake is the aftershock from the abovementioned, July 5 earthquake.

Back on recent events, Wednesday’s quake consisted from 15 aftershocks during the first 30 minutes, with one of 3.2 magnitude.

Resident of Ridgecrest, Carol Wolfe, who lives there for 35 years, heard the tremor initially.

What’s more, she described it was like a UPS truck sliding down a dirt road which continued as constant shaking for 10 seconds.

Therefore, she continued with saying that latter temblors are traumatic and unpredictable, and she never knows if they are the forerunners of something bigger.

Nonetheless, residents of Coachella Valley and those across Southern California felt the earthquake, and further, jolted buildings in downtown L.A.

L.A. Mayor commented

Even more, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that future activities will aim to help and support people in San Bernardino.

However, some assessments are necessary to see what sort of damage is present, Garcetti added.

Besides, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he will slice the police budget and invest funds into bettering the lives of communities of color.

Back on subject, skyscrapers and high-rise buildings felt it as jolt and rumbling motion, Las Vegas’ residents reported.

Nevertheless, local television broadcasts petered out when anchors informed of seeing lights sway from their studios.

Anyhow, there was many earthquakes in the Coachella Valley, for instance, recent two that occurred on May.

The first, 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck region near Anza on May 10. And, a successor of previous, May 5 earthquake with 4.9 magnitude.

The second, more destructive that measured 4.5, rampaged through southwest part of the Salton Sea, on May 12.

Overall, an average of five earthquakes measuring 5 and 6 in magnitudes arise in Nevada and California every year.

In addition, this pattern shows detailed results for the past 3 years.

Many aftershocks and tremors may likely occur in the future. However, the biggest threat is that they will probably occur without anyone expecting it.

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