An estimated 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit SoCal this morning as the state gears up for the July 4th holiday. (The quake initially was estimated at 6.6 but has been downgraded).
The quake hit around 9.36am local time with an epicenter 10 miles from Ridgecrest in San Bernadino, around 140 miles east of Los Angeles.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported. The LA Times tweeted that if the 6.6 estimate holds up this would be the biggest quake to hit the state in at least five years.
The United States Geological Survey pegged it at 6.6 magnitude but some media outlets are going with 6.4. All local channels that weren’t already on newscasts broke in to morning programming to cover it.
The tremors were felt in LA, with a number of industry and celebs posting on the shock waves.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson posted, “6.6 is strong. We felt a lil’ movement here in the valley, but all good”…
6.6 is strong. We felt a lil’ movement here in the valley, but all good. Prayers to those in D valley, Bakersfield, S Valley, Kern etc. Be safe, stay prepared. #mothernature
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 4, 2019
Trevor Noah said on social media, “That earthquake was not fun…”
That earthquake was not fun…
Actress Lucy Hale tweeted, “I know everyone’s tweeting about this LA earthquake but that s*** was super long. I’m shook. Literally.”
I know everyone’s tweeting about this LA earthquake but that shit was super long. I’m shook. Literally. 😳
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) July 4, 2019
Director Ava DuVernay also posted, saying it was the “longest earthquake I’ve ever experienced”,
Been living in Los Angeles all my life. That was the longest earthquake I’ve ever experienced. Not jerky. Smooth and rolling. But it was loooong. It was so long I thought for the first time ever “Is this the big one?” Damn. Respect Mother Nature. She’s the boss.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 4, 2019
Apple acquisitions exec Matt Dentler also said it was the biggest quake he’d felt in seven years of living in the city,
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 7+ years and that’s the first time an earthquake actually made me quake.
— Matt Dentler (@MattDentler) July 4, 2019
More as we have it.
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