Earthquake : what we know so far – .

Earthquake :

(.) – A powerful 7.1 magnitude quake shook buildings and broke foundations in southern California on Friday night, the day after another strong shaking.

Here’s what you need to know about the second quake:

READ: New powerful earthquake in California: magnitude 7.1

Where it occurred

The Friday night quake occurred 11 miles (17 km) northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Its power

It was five times more powerful than Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude quake, also located near Ridgecrest.

This is how we report it:

The damages

Gas leaks caused fires in Ridgecrest’s infrastructure, residents reported disruptions to the water supply, and electricity and communications were disrupted in some areas, said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Government Office of Emergency Management. Several injuries were reported.

Now what’s next

A state of emergency has been declared in Ridgecrest and in San Bernardino County and seismologists are expecting further aftershocks.