An earthquake reading 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southern California at approximately 10:30am local time.
Preliminary reports say that there was minimal damage, and no fatalities have yet been reported.
UPDATE: Reports indicate that there have been landslides in connection with the earthquake, damaging roads and some buildings.
UPDATE: Nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA.
UPDATE: Ridgecrest Hospital in California being evacuated due to damage after earthquake.
UPDATE: At least four large aftershocks have been recorded.
UPDATE: Ridgecrest, California, where a 6.4 earthquake hit, is under a state of emergency.
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