(.) – The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook California on Friday also opened a crack in the ground.
When the shaking started at 8:19 pm, many rushed to cover themselves. It was the second major earthquake to hit the area in less than 48 hours.
The immediate damage it caused was very clear. In the stores there were broken bottles and the liquid from cans that exploded covered the floors and other articles that had been hung on the walls had collapsed.
When the sun rose the next day, it was also clear that the topography of the area had changed.
Satellite images provided to . by Planet Labs, Inc. show that a crack has formed in the area near the epicenter.
The extensive rift extends some distance from an area that previously contained water. Erosion patterns in the desert sand indicate that some of that water was sucked up.
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The satellite image is not the only evidence that the topography of the region was changed by the earthquake.
A nearby highway is now closed after tremors cracked and moved sections of the highway.