Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks Southern California day after magnitude 6.4 quake struck

Mail Online | 7/5/2019 | Reporter;Associated Press
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Southern California for the second time in as many days on Friday.

The earthquake hit about 11 miles from Ridgecrest, the town in Kern County which was very close to the epicenter of the magnitude 6.4 quake that was felt on Thursday.

Tremor - Friday - Las - Vegas - NBA

The tremor late Friday was felt as far as Las Vegas, where the NBA canceled its Summer League game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Television footage from the game at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas shows the players and coaches walking off the court after tremors were felt throughout the arena.

Images - Scoreboard - Speakers - Roof - Forth

Images also show the scoreboard and speakers attached to the roof wobbling back and forth as the aftershocks take effect.

The game resumed after a 20-minute delay. The arena was filled to capacity as basketball fans eagerly anticipated the debut of No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson of the Pelicans.

Williamson - Team - Duke - Product - RJ

Williamson and his team were squaring off against another prized Duke product, RJ Barrett, who was picked No. 3 overall by the New York Knicks.

Communities in the Mojave Desert tallied damage and made emergency repairs to cracked roads and broken pipes Friday as aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years kept rumbling.

Town - Ridgecrest - Epicenter - Damage - Fires

The town of Ridgecrest, close to the epicenter, assessed damage after several fires and multiple injuries that were blamed on the magnitude 6.4 quake on Thursday.

A shelter drew 28 people overnight but not all of them slept inside amid the shaking.

People - Tents - Marium - Mohiuddin - American

'Some people slept outside in tents because they were so nervous,' said Marium Mohiuddin of the American Red Cross.

Damage appeared limited to desert areas, although the quake was felt widely, including in the Los Angeles region 150 miles away.

Aftershock - Magnitude

The largest aftershock thus far - magnitude 5.4 - was also felt in...
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