4th Of July Earthquake In California Biggest In 20 years

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Thursday morning, officials said, warning everyone of the strong aftershocks that were to be expected.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said at a conference that It was the strongest earthquake in Southern California since 1999. According to Jones, there is a 50/50 chance that the magnitude of aftershock will be a 5.

“We will continue to have a lot of aftershocks,” Jones said. “I think the chance of having a magnitude 5… it’s probably greater than 50-50.”

The Los Angeles Police Department said there has not been any reports of damage or calls for help. “This was a strong one, and a good reminder to be prepared,” the LAPD tweeted.

According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami isn’t  expected.

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