California’s big quake left giant scar visible from SPACE (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The second of the two powerful jolts to hit the area within less than 48 hours last week caused a large crack near Ridgecrest, California, Planet Labs Inc said, releasing satellite images of the affected terrain taken on July 4 and 6.
Ridgecrest Earthquake before (4th July) & after (6th July) images from Doves, clearly showing surface rupture. Thx @rsimmon@PlanetLabs@USGS RT @USGSBigQuakes Prelim M7.1 Earthquake 35.767, -117.605 Jul-06 03:19 UTC, updates https://t.co/waWvmvQZ88pic.twitter.com/cUNxdMazum— Will Marshall (@Will4Planet) July 7, 2019
Images of the crack from the ground have also been posted online as nearby Highway 178 in San Bernardino County has been shut down after a large crack displaced sections of the roadway, somewhat changing the southern Californian topography.
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