Earthquake jolts Southern California

By Kevin Byrne, – Re-Blogged From AccuWeather

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Southern California on Thursday around 10:30 a.m. local time, jolting millions across the Southwest who were celebrating Independence Day.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred about 7.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Searles Valley, California, which is located about 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and about 140 miles west of Las Vegas. The area is located in a remote portion of the northern Mohave Desert.

big quake socal july 4th

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