A 6.4 magnitude quake near Ridgecrest Thursday, July 4 caused a crack to open up in the desert, crossing Highway 178 near Trona Road. (Brian Olson / California Geological Survey) Came across this sandy vegetation mound out on the China Lake bed, which was cut in half by the fault rupture. An onlooker views newly ruptured ground after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck on July 6, 2019, near Ridgecrest, California.
Ruptures from the magnitude 6.4 event trend northeast to southwest, and ruptures from the magnitude 7.1 event trend northwest to southeast. The earthquake's power was similar to the bomb that fell on Hiroshima. There have been 3,557 earthquakes since July 4 in Ridgecrest/Searles Valley.
General surface rupture based on field mapping and satellite data as of July 15, 2019.
The ground is displaced by 8 feet along the fault that ruptured in the magnitude 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake of July 5, 2019.
These sequences are often dominated by an …
Getty Images An onlooker stands near newly ruptured ground after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the area near Ridgecrest, California. The July 5, 2019 magnitude 7.1 earthquake which ruptured the earth in the Mojave Desert unleashed the power of 45 nuclear bombs. … #earthquake #Ridgecrest … RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA – JULY 06: An onlooker views newly ruptured ground after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the area on July 6, 2019 near Ridgecrest, California. Earthquakes are not isolated events. Measured offset is approximately 8 feet. Detailed Description.