6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California

Southern California experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the morning of Thursday, July 4th. This is the largest quake to hit the region in years.

The quake struck at 10:33 a.m. and was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of Kern County about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Residents felt it from Long Beach to Silverlake and as far as Las Vegas.  

With some power outages in Ridgecrest and throughout, there were no immediate reports of fatalities or major injuries. 

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