Aftershocks Occurring Every Few Minutes After Yesterday’s Massive Earthquake In The U.S.

More than 100 aftershocks have now rocked the southern California town of Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert, with the ground shaking every few minutes. Yesterday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit the area in 20 years, and a state of emergency has been declared for Kern County. Reports say you could feel it all the way to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The damage toll is still being added up but there are multiple reports of fires, flooding from burst water mains and lots of structural damage. Seismologists at the California Institute of Technology say residents should be prepared for aftershocks to continue for a few more days, with a one in 20 chance of an aftershock bigger than the actual 6.4 quake.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan