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    Netizens Share California Earthquake Aftermath Photos, Video

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    Southern Californians took to Twitter to share their experience of an earthquake that shook the region Thursday. The earthquake is said to be the strongest in two decades.

    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit California some 270 km northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday. According to a CNN report, this was the strongest earthquake in the area since 1999. There were no immediate reports of injuries. 

    Firemen reported that “two dozen incidents” occurred in the city of Ridgecrest, California, ranging from structure fires to medical assistance calls, according to CNN.

    Later that day, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency citing the impact of the earthquake on the insfrastructure and homes, according to KRON4 report. State agencies will provide assistance and help with the recovery after the earthquake.

    ​According to photos and video published by witnesses on social media, the quake resulted in some damage to roads, including loose rocks and cracks in the pavement.

    ​Numerous photos show merchandise scattered on the floor of local shops and some major spillage of drinks.

    ​Some videos show waves forming in a swimming pool as the ground shakes.

    ​​The Los Angeles Fire Department issued a statement in the wake of the incident, asking people not to call 911 unless “serious injuries” were sustained. The Los Angeles Airport did not interrupt operations.


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