Southern California 6.4 earthquake
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Largest earthquake in nearly 20 years rattles Southern California

Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Shalyn Pineda, regional supervisor of Kern County’s libraries, picks up books at Ridgecrest Library after Thursday’s 6.4 earthquake dislodged bookshelves.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

7-year-old twin sisters Zoe Pineda, left, and Tala Pineda help pick up books at the Ridgecrest Library Friday morning.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Carmen Rivera, 65, walks her dog Ash by a mobile home damaged during Thursday’s 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Susan Manson, 53, left, helps her mother Charlotte Sturgeon, 78, retrieve photos and important documents from Sturgeon’s red-tagged mobile home at Torusdale Estates on Ward Avenue in Ridgecrest.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Bill Sturgeon, 79, checks the foundation of his mobile home at Torusdale Estates in Ridgecrest on Friday morning.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Charles Hawkins, left hugs his mother Elizabeth at his Ridgcrest area mobile home. His wife was injured in the earthquake and his mobile home was damaged.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Charles Hawkins tries to move a dresser off his bed after an earthquake severely damaged his home near Ridgecrest.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Clean up continues at Eastridge Market hours after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the area.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

A patient is being evacuated from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after city was hit by a 6.4 earthquake Thursday morning.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Amer Chaudhry, 19, in wheel chair, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital waits to be checked by a doctor, after getting hurt while running down stairs at her home when the earthquake hit.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Patients rest under a shade of tent after being evacuated from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after city was hit by a 6.4 earthquake.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Andy Randolph and his son William stop for photos of a crack in California State Route 178 hours after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Searles Valley area.

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Kern County firefighters carry cots while people leave Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California 6.4 earthquake

A firefighter works to extinguish a house fire following an earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif.

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Southern California 6.4 earthquake

Broken bottles and other goods in a store in Lake Isabella, California after a 6.4 magnitude quake hit Southern California.

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U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Robert Graves points to a map showing where two fault lines caused the earthquake during a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena.

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Earthquake damage to a grocery store in Ridgecrest.

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Southern California’s Fourth of July earthquake

Lucy Jones explains the nature of how the earthquake formed at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California’s Fourth of July earthquake

Seismologists Robert Graves and Lucy Jones speak at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena in response to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Seismologists Robert Graves and Lucy Jones speak at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena in response to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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