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Kern County Fire Department discuss emergency response to July 4 earthquake

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 18:48:13-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — On Thursday, Kern County Fire Chief David Witt discussed their response to the July 4th earthquake and how they implemented their Emergency Operations Center.

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Southern California on Thursday, with the earthquake being felt in the Los Angeles area.

The earthquake's epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, California, which is just west of the Mojave Desert. The USGS said the earthquake's epicenter was 90 miles from Bakersfield, California, and 120 miles from Los Angeles.

There were dozens small earthquakes recorded by USGS in the area of the Grapevine on Monday as well.