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California hit by 7.1 magnitude earth quake

US state of Southern California has been rattled by an earthquake of 7.1-magnitude, the strongest in two decades.

The tremor shook buildings and cut power supplies in parts of Los Angeles but did not cause any major damage or deaths, according to the officials.

The quake was 11 times stronger than the 6.4-magnitude quake “foreshock” the previous day, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The two major quakes, along with multiple aftershocks, have revived fears of the “Big One”, a powerful tremor along the San Andreas Fault that could devastate major cities in Southern California.

The fire department deployed vehicles and helicopters to check on damage and residents in need of emergency aid.

Several videos and images are being shared on social media which captured the powerful, preliminary 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which shook areas in Southern California, Nevada, and Mexico on Friday evening.


According to The Los Angeles Times, the earthquake was the largest in southern California since 1999 when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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