A state of emergency was declared in Ridgecrest after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked the Mojave Desert.
The earthquake was widely felt around Southern California on July 4th, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the Fourth of July.
The quake was felt by many throughout Southern California and also as far as Merced, Sacramento, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tijuana, according to USGS’s website.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Ridgecrest, a desert city of about 29,000 that was among the areas hardest hit.
President Trump later Tweeted on social media, “Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California, All seems to be very much under control!”