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Breaking: Southern California has experienced another large earthquake. Preliminary @USGSBigQuakes reports put it at a 7.1 magnitude quake.

We will update this story as we learn more about the second major earthquake to strike Southern California in two days.  https://lat.ms/2XOseDH 

Expect continued aftershocks in the wake of Thursday's 4th of July tremor which registered as a 6.4 magnitude  https://lat.ms/30h39iC 

Here's what we're seeing from around Twitter after another earthquake in L.A.

From Dodger stadium:

From our local heavy rail commuter line:

From the Staples Center which was hosting an NBA Summer League game:

We're keeping our paywall down for all coverage of recent earthquakes. Check back here for more information:


Here's a guide that explains how to prepare for a major earthquake:

Update: The epicenter was in Ridgecrest, CA, the same location as the July 4th shaker. This one, though, was much stronger at 7.1 magnitude. That's larger than the magnitude of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.  https://lat.ms/2YzaA3X 

L.A. residents didn't receive a ShakeAlertLA warning before the July 4 earthquake because the shaking wasn't strong enough within L.A. County's borders. But, today's quake was stronger at 6.9. Did you get an alert today?  https://lat.ms/2FSY4FiUpdate :

Update: The earthquake that hit Southern California on Friday night was a 6.9 magnitude.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-major-earthquake-southern-california20190705-story.html ?

Here's an earthquake dispatch from Dodgers reporter @jorgecastillo:

"The game proceeded as normal. Lauer threw three pitches through the temblors, which were apparent during the broadcast as the cameras quivered for the quake’s duration."

While we're talking earthquakes, here are some tips:  https://lat.ms/2UmddYj 

From the NBA Summer League Game in Las Vegas courtesy Lakers reporter @taniaganguli :  https://lat.ms/2xvI47D 

“There’s a 5% chance that this could be followed by an even larger quake” in the next few days said U.S. Geological seismologist Robert Graves.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-huge-earthquake-forecast-southern-california-20190705-story.html 

Over 2,000 residents in Ridgecrest and the surrounding areas are without power following the earthquake, according to Southern California Edison. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Fire Department said no major infrastructure damages were reported in L.A.

Update: According to USGS scientists, the earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude. We've updated our stories to reflect the measurement  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-major-earthquake-southern-california20190705-story.html 

The 7.1 earthquake that hit L.A. on Friday was roughly 10 times stronger than Thursday's 6.4. Here's how earthquake magnitudes work  https://lat.ms/2FWrTov 

Here's how Friday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake felt to residents of Ridgeline where the quake was centered  https://lat.ms/2Yxxo4e 

Our photographer @latfoto is in Ridgecrest, where the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit.

In the Los Angeles area, the 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled nerves. Guests at Disneyland said some rides were temporarily closed. At the Crate and Barrel at the Grove, several items fell off the walls. A cashier ducked alongside the counter.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquake-los-angeles-reactions-20190705-story.html 

The small town of Trona, Calif., suffered more damage from Friday night’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake and was inaccessible because of rockslides, residents said. More from @anitachabria and @r_valejandra:  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-trona-earthquake-batters-rockslides-ridgecrest-20190705-story.html 

Reminder: We're keeping our paywall down for all coverage of recent earthquakes. Read our full coverage below ⬇️  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-southern-california-earthquake-20190704-storygallery.html 

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