July 4 : A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday at 10:33 a.m, centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino County about 100 miles from Los Angeles.
It was unclear whether the temblor caused major damage or injuries.
The quake was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 6.6 Northridge quake, which killed dozens and caused billions of dollars in damage.
In the Los Angeles area, the quake was slow and steady, lasting about 30 seconds.
Local emergency agencies have been flooded with calls, and officials urged that people only use 911 for emergencies.
“We are very much aware of the significant earthquake that just occurred in Southern California. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless there are injuries or other dangerous conditions. Don’t call for questions please,” the LAPD said in a statement.