Last week, Southern California experienced the two largest earthquakes in the past two decades. On Thursday, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the area with the epicenter being near Ridgecrest, a town 100 miles north of Los Angeles.
But wait, there’s more!
Although US Geological Survey predicted that there would definitely be aftershocks after the earthquake on Thursday. However, the fault line provided a new surprised Friday evening when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake was registered on the Richter scale. The second earthquake was so powerful that the ripple effect was felt all the way to Las Vegas.
Games postponed and cancelled
NBA Summer League games were cancelled Friday evening as the equipment holding the overhead digital scoreboard was swaying side to side at the Thomas and Mack Center. Equipment was also moving at the Mandalay Bay Events Center so that the second half of the WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Washington Mystics was postponed.
More to come
This week, seismologists are predicting that an even larger earthquake will hit So Cal. Both quakes have created more tremors that could bring about a chain reaction of more earthquakes. Three weeks ago on this very website, I told you that bigger earthquakes were preparing to rock the entire West Coast region for the second half of 2019. As usual, nobody decided to listen. However, since people have been shaken last week, they should have the mindset to brace themselves for more to come.
What to do in an earthquake
If you are ever in an earthquake, then there are a few things that you can do in order to protect yourself. If you are inside, then crawl under a table. If there is no table near you, then stand under a doorway so that objects do not fall upon you. If you are in a vehicle when an earthquake hits, pull over to the side of the road and turn the car off. Put your seat belt on and use the parking brake so that you and your vehicle will not be doing the “Electric Slide” along the roadway. If you are on the highway, then go to the nearest exit if possible and do the above steps. Brace yourselves because we have only just begun to feel the repercussions of Cali quakes.