Quake Toll to Top $10 Million

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that economic losses from the July 4 and 5 earthquakes will exceed $10 million, with a 30 percent chance that losses exceed $100 million.

The July 5, 2019 magnitude 7.1 earthquake near eastern California‚Äôs Searles Valley resulted from shallow strike-slip faulting in the North America plate crust. Following the earthquakes, scientists with the USGS and California Geological Survey — with help from the U.S. Navy — began to survey and map the surface ruptures and offset features that resulted from the earthquake. Results from these investigations will be made public in the coming weeks.

Trona recovery efforts remain in place with services continuing. We appreciate the support of our County staff, volunteers, and partner agencies who have been providing around the clock services to address the critical needs of our County residents.

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