Huge Earthquake Hits Southern California With Magnitude Estimated At 6

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We can confirm evacuations are underway @ Ridgecrest Regional Hospital per KCFD.

She said the city of Ridgecrest had asked residents to look after others, especially the elderly, which form a large part of the city's population.

"They're all doing great". We'll take a break.

Just before a 6.4-magnitude quake on Thursday shook Southern California, Colin Cowherd was talking about the Browns. It was quickly followed by several smaller aftershocks in the area, Reuters reported.

Ashleigh Chandler, a helicopter rescue EMT at Fort Irwin said the quake happened as she was getting ready for a July 4th party.

"We are very much aware of the significant natural disaster that just occurred in Southern California". It was even felt south of the border in Mexico, where buildings were evacuated in Tijuana and Mexicali, according to Baja State officials.

People from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific coast are reported to have felt shaking as the United States celebrated Independence Day.

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services says the alert system is still in the testing phase. Schlie said outside the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. I've never been in an quake, certainly not on the air. "Why am I feeling like this?"

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It's unclear whether anyone has been injured, or whether damage was caused.

Closer to the epicenter, first responders have been dispatched.

What areas were worst hit by the quake?

According to, cited by Reuters, there were some 5,851 customers without power in Kern County.

The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter that the department didn't receive any reports of damage, adding that "This was a strong one and a good reminder to be prepared".

Dozens of aftershocks are now being felt in the area around the epicenter. "It is an area with a lot of little faults but no long fault", she said.

President Trump said he's been briefed on the situation. "All seems to be very much under control!"