Bottles and other goods lie on floor of a store after an earthquake in Lake Isabella, California. AFP
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, about 113 miles (175 km) northeast of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.
The Kern County Fire Department said on Twitter it was working "nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA."
Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breedon told CNN that things were falling off buildings and hitting people and the city had felt several aftershocks.
She added there were fires and broken gas lines.
"We are used to earthquakes but we're not used to this significance," she said. The city has asked residents to look after others, especially the elderly, which forms a large part of her city's population.
She said she had felt many quakes before but "not one like this long rolling" temblor, she told CNN, adding she was driving in her car when it happened and immediately pulled up her emergency brake.
The USGS said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.6, was very shallow - only 5.4 miles (8.7 km) - which would have amplified its effect.
A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, causing some damage to buildings, fires and some injuries, with eight times more force than a foreshock that rattled
Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings. Power was knocked out to some areas.
At least 26 people have been died in Turkey earthquake, health officials said. A hospital official said the death toll is expected to rise. Aslı Eroğlu, a Turkish woman in Izmir spoke to Gulf Today after the earthquake.
The Turkey health minister tweeted that the survivor, Ahmet Citim, told him, "I never lost hope.” The operation that saved Citim was the latest in a series of remarkable rescues after the Friday afternoon earthquake.
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Baghdad has been urging Ankara to secure Iraqi water share from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which originate from Turkey, as Iraq often suffers from drought, Xinhua news agency reported.
The leader made the remarks on Tuesday in an address to the people in the northeastern city of Mashhad on the first day of the new year in Iran.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, said on Tuesday that the terrorists opened fire on a police checkpost in the Khutti area of Dera Ismail Khan district of the province.