Powerful 7.1 earthquake hits U.S. state of California

Los Angeles - A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the U.S. state of California Friday evening, one day after the strongest quake in the region in 25 years.

The quake hit the town of Ridgecrest on the edge of Death Valley National Park 202 km (125 miles) northeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  It was also measured at 7.1 by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Agency.

Authorities say the earthquake has caused injuries, sparked fires, shut roads and shaken ball games and theme parks.  Kern County Fire Chief David Witt says there have been no reported fatalities.

A swarm of strong aftershocks have jolted Southern California since a 6.4 quake on Thursday.  That tremor, which hit during America’s Independence Day celebrations, was the largest in Southern California since the 1994 magnitude 6.6 Northridge earthquake, according to the USGS.

That quake, which was centered in a heavily populated area of Los Angeles, killed 57 people and caused billions of dollars of damage.  It comes as California was bracing for the much feared “big one” earthquake which has been predicted for decades.

Seismologists have said California is due for another massive earthquake that would cause significant damage, but just when such a quake would strike is unpredictable.

   

Compartir
FaceBook  Twitter

Culture


For the quality of teaching

"At the Eduardo Abela Villarreal Vocational Art School, located in San Antonio de los Baños, the quality of the teaching-educational process is prioritized," said Mirelis Ferrer Llanes, head of the General Teaching Department at this institution.

Read More

King of Spain honors Havana´s historian, Eusebio Leal

Havana - The King of Spain, Felipe VI, is presenting the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, this Wednesday with the Grand Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III, in the context of the 500th anniversary of this capital.

Read More

Education is key to peace stresses UNESCO director-general

Paris - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said today in this capital that guaranteeing education would lay the foundations for lasting peace on Earth.

Read More

RECOMMENDATIONS

reflexiones

 

Selected Speeches by Fidel Castro

News archive

November 2019
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Pictures

http://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/666.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/555.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/444.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/333.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/222.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/1111.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/cuba_eua_bandera.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/9.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/8.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/7.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/2.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/12.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/11.JPG