(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: #Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 hits the south and tremors were felt as far as Las Vegas and shook the Thomas & Mack Centre on Friday night according to USGS after the 6.4-magnitude reported the day before as seismologists warn of even larger and more devastating earthquakes to follow: No injuries have been reported: #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.06: Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey say a 7.1 magnitude quake hit in Southern California on Friday night, and it was felt all the way in Las Vegas where Friday night’s game was being held: The overhead scoreboard at the Thomas & Mack Center was swaying, and officials elected to delay the game and have the teams leave the floor while gauging if it was safe to continue: Some fans head for the exits after an earthquake shook the Thomas & Mack Center during a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada: US Geological Survey (USGS) July 05, 2019 at 05:45PM https://ift.tt/2YAjRc5

The earthquake hit in the desert north of Los Angeles, near a town which was jolted by a 6.4 quake the day before: Footage shows stadiums shaking and a building on fire, but authorities say there are no reports of deaths or building collapses:

New Massive Earthquake May Devastate California ‘Within the Next Few Days’ – Report: While the 4 July earthquake became one of the largest quakes to hit southern California since the 1994 Northridge earthquake, seismologists warn that a bigger disaster may yet befall the region.

(updated 20:28 05.07.2019)

As southern California reels from a powerful 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the region on 4 July, followed by a magnitude 5.4 aftershock early the next day, officials speculate that an even more powerful quake may strike in the coming days, CBS News reports.

“There is about a 1 in 20 chance that this location will be having an even bigger earthquake within the next few days”, warned Lucy Jones, seismologist from the California Institute of Technology.

Peggy Breeden, mayor of the city of Ridgecrest, which is located near the epicentre of the earthquake, has also expressed concerns about “more potential damage”, and declared a state of emergency for the city, as it allows the local administration “to seek services from all the entities, both state and federal” in order to help with the “clean-up”.

The media outlet also notes that the quake became one of the largest to hit southern California since the 1994 Northridge earthquake which claimed the lives of 57 and left over 8,700 injured while also inflicting billions of dollars’ worth of property damage: https://ift.tt/2L796eb

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: July.06: 2019:

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