Massive earthquake (6.4) in California during 4 July celebrations

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God's judgement…...
 
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JJH letting off some light celebratory fire?
 
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And thunderstorms in Washington for Dump's "I'm the greatest" event. The sky pixie's are not happy it would seem.
 
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USGS now saying it was a 6.4. CNN (which is likely delighted at having an excuse to ignore Trump's extravaganza) are as usual playing it up for all it's worth, with 'phone videos of chandeliers swinging, pool water sloshing around, and qty-1 house fire that the one visible firefighter doesn't seem to be doing a particularly good job of extinguishing, And a map of the aftershocks that looks like a spotty teenagers face.
 
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Just spoke with both of my parents, and they are fine based on where they live..
I'm over in Huntington Beach for a fortnight at the end of the month. I have only ever experienced one quake over there and that was around a 3 at sparrow fart and I was still in bed just thinking about getting up to make coffee. The 3 rattled a few things but did no damage.
 
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Update

Another stronger earthquake struck California tonight close to the area affected yesterday. This one was significantly more powerful, a 7.1me as yesterdays 6.4me quake. The quake struck about 8:21PM local time (counting fingers that is about 0321 Zulu) so it was getting dark. A number of fires caused by broken gas mains in the town most affected.
The US Navy was surveying for damage on Naval Weapons Station China Lake which is in the area. A large base (1,100,000 acres, 1700+ square miles) they have to be careful as there is often unexploded ordinance on the ranges. The Navy is usually careful around unexploded ordinance.
Los Angeles is about 150 miles South West of the epicenter but I talked to a friend in LA and he said it was the worst shaking he has felt since the Northridge quake a number of years ago. My son lives in LA but he is in Massachusetts with his girlfriend for a friends wedding this weekend.
I watched a briefing from the California emergency operations center. One thing that impressed me was that nothing was heard from any politicians. All speakers were heads of the relevant state agencies (Police, CalFire, National Guard, Highways, Health etc).
Another interesting thing was that from the terminology they were using they clearly are using NIMS for their work. The National Incident Management System was created during the G.W. Bush administration, after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, to ensure that incident command and response plans are fairly standard so that for major disasters all the federal agencies will find themselves working in a command structure they are familiar with and the agencies will work smoothly together. It takes some training but it is worth it and it works.
 
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I know this is a serious issue, but how long will it be before the fundamentalist christians put it down God getting miffed at the hippies?

It does however raise some interesting questions about how the recovery will be managed seeing as California is having enough trouble dealing with their current population living and defecating on the streets. Will they request federal assistance for all those sanctuary cities that are forever flouting federal law?
 
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The US Navy was surveying for damage on Naval Weapons Station China Lake which is in the area. A large base (1,100,000 acres, 1700+ square miles) they have to be careful as there is often unexploded ordinance on the ranges. The Navy is usually careful around unexploded ordinance.
One hates to be pedantic, but...
 

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