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Powerful earthquake ruptured the Mojave Desert


Today’s Video of the Day from the USGS shows the impact in the Mojave Desert from a series of powerful earthquakes last month.  

Near Ridgecrest, California, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on July 4th. The next day, a magnitude 7.1 tremor shifted the ground and created a 30-mile-long surface rupture.

Satellite images and radar data indicate that the ground to the west of the epicenter moved northwest, while the ground on the eastern side moved in the opposite direction. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: USGS


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