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The preliminary 6.6 temblor hit about 10:33 a.m. and centered in the Mojave Desert in Searles Valley, about 11 miles east northeast of Ridgecrest, about 109 miles north of San Bernardino and 121 miles northeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A short time later, aftershocks measuring 4.0 and 3.5 in the same area, USGS reported.
The epicenter is within the sprawling Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, where a desert test range is located.
No injuries were immediately reported, but the San Bernardino County Fire Department tweeted that buildings and roads have been damaged in Trona, a remote community located about 10 miles northeast of Ridgecrest. The extent of the damages were not immediately known.
The news people seem sad it was not bigger and damaging. Slow news day on the 4th.
Recently The Californian had an update on the Isabella Dam project ("Wet weather, melting snow bring adjustments to Isabella Lake repair work," June 3). I also watched a documentary on the five worst dams in the world." Isabella Dam was number four. Very interesting!
We have known for approximately 10 or more years the dam was in need of major repairs. After watching the documentary I have come to the conclusion that what was known 10 or more years ago with a repair project starting in 2018 with a completion date of 2023, we will still have an earthen dam on a nearby earthquake fault. It has been stated Bakersfield would be under 22 feet of water. Does anyone else find this scary?
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: CynConcepts
I'm 160 miles from the epicenter. Listening to the mayor of a city near the epicenter, on the news, it was a long, long slow roll for them too.
I've been through quite a few California earthquakes and they usually start with an abrupt and violent shake, and only lasts a moment. This was unusually long and the slow rolling sensation was kind of scary for me because I'm in a "liquification" area just below a dam.