Today, one of the largest earthquakes to hit Southern California since the early ’90s struck the area surrounding Searles Valley to Ridgecrest around 10:33 AM (PDT).
The 6.4-magnitude quake impacted areas far from the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and Anaheim, thankfully, but precautions were still taken across the state. The largest earthquake to precede it was the Northridge quake of 1994, which was a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
Southern California Hit With 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake. Widespread reports of shaking from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Biggest impacts appear to be from Searles Valley, CA to Ridgecrest in the interior desert valley locations.
Multiple aftershocks followed.https://t.co/FXPRPQeCdU pic.twitter.com/kwqRje5qNL
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 4, 2019
Over at the Disneyland Resort, multiple attractions were temporarily closed out of precaution and to allow for inspections after seismic activity.
Several (not all) attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are temporarily closed/offline due to the earthquake. Inspections normal after seismic activity. Expect impacted rides to reopen soon. pic.twitter.com/JZYRmzcy4a
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) July 4, 2019
By now, most attractions have since reopened with no damage reported, although we’re sure the squirrels are still quite shocked. Guests should refer to the Disneyland app for a current look at the temporary closures and wait times for open attractions.
If any of our readers were on Disneyland property during the quake and would like to share their on-the-ground experiences, feel free to reach out to us via social media on Twitter (@WDWNT) or on Instagram (@wdwnt).
We hope all our California-based readers are safe and sound after the quake and can continue with their 4th of July festivities!
Featured Image: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)