Breaking: 6.4 magnitude quake rocks Southern California

Image: U.S. Geological Service

LOS ANGELES, California, July 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Southern California Thursday morning.

The temblor — centered near the Searles Valley, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles — hit around 10:33 a.m. local time and was felt across the San Bernardino Valley and as far south as San Diego.

The Los Angeles Police Department reports local emergency centers are being flooded with calls, and only people in real emergency situations should call for help.

“We are very much aware of the significant earthquake that just occurred in Southern California,” the LAPD said. “Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless there are injuries or other dangerous conditions. Don’t call for questions, please.”

There were no immediate reports of damage or serious injury.

Wednesday’s quake was the biggest to hit the area since the Northridge quake in 1996. That quake killed dozens and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

This is a developing story.


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