7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Southern California

July 5, 2019

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 11 mile outside Ridgecrest Friday night, near the location of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit on July 4. [Cal Coast Times]

Multiple fires and injuries have been reported near Ridgecrest in Kern County. The 6.4 magnitude temblor is now being considered a foreshock.

The shaking was felt all the way from Northern San Luis Obispo County to Las Vegas.

According to seismologists, both earthquakes are part of an ongoing sequence, and there could be another large earthquake coming.



There’s one for ya. The California Earthquake Song by Danney Ball.


We live in California, there are earthquakes. If you live in Oklahoma,, there are tornadoes. If you live in Texas, there are hurricanes. North Dakota? -40 degrees is possible. We are tiny creatures on a giant planet, no where is perfectly safe. And how boring would it be if it was.


Humans, and their arrogance, forget that life on this planet is tenuous at best. Just ask the multitudes of organisms and species that are no longer around. Oh wait – you can’t!


Felt it here in A.G. It rolled for a long, long time, literally minutes that our lamps were swinging and house was creaking. Figured it was a doozie wherever the epicenter was located.