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UPDATE: 7.1 magnitude measured in Southern California’s biggest quake in decades – CityNews Vancouver

July 5th, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Whether it measure 6.9 or 7.1–it was the biggest earthquake to hit California in two decades.

Local media are reporting that the USGS has announced the magnitude of the quake that shook California was 7.1.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 8:19 p.m. Friday and was centred 11 miles from Ridgecrest–in the Mojave desert–where a magnitude 6.4 quake struck on Thursday.

The quake was felt downtown as a rolling motion that seemed to last at least a half-minute.

It was felt as far away as Las Vegas, and the USGS says it also was felt in Mexico.

Reports of injuries and damage are starting to come in from local firefighters and emergency personnel.

More to come

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HW News – AMD Navi GPU Price Cut Pre-Launch, Ray Tracing & Peltier Cooling Patents – GamersNexus

July 5th, 2019

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NEW Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes the Ridgecrest area – KTVU San Francisco

July 5th, 2019

– United States Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 6.9 earthquake Friday evening in Southern California. The earthquake struck the same area as a magnitude 6.4 quake that shook Ridgecrest on Thursday. 

According to USGS, the earthquake happened at 8:19 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The earthquake was about 10.5 miles from Ridgewood, California at a depth of .61 miles.

Tweets flew out on social media with people posting that they felt it at Los Angeles International Airport, but also here in the Bay Area, including at SFO International Airport. 

In response to National Weather Service Los Angeles area’s tweet, many concluded that it was long lasting and felt awful. 

There have been no initial reports of injuries or damages. Many pointed out from Thursday’s earthquake in the same location that it was fortunately in a sparsely populated area. 

This is a breaking news story. 

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July 5th, 2019

‘Stranger Things’ star Gaten Matarazzo drops 2 tracks – CANOE

July 5th, 2019

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is making the most of the buzz around the launch of the show’s third season by releasing his music debut.

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The series returned to streaming site Netflix on Thursday and now Matarazzo and his band, Work in Progress, have released two new tracks, Dream Eater and Waste My Time.

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Matarazzo, who shows off his singing skills in the new season by belting out a cover of Limahl’s Neverending Story, formed the band with his brother Carmen and sister Sabrina.

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Matarazzo isn’t the only Stranger Things cast member with a band — Finn Wolfhard has found success as the frontman for indie rockers Calpurnia and Joe Keery was a member of Post Animal.

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Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake – CTV News

July 5th, 2019

John Antczak and Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Published Friday, July 5, 2019 11:41PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:49AM EDT

LOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.

The Friday night quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert — was the largest Southern California quake in at least 20 years and was followed by a series of large and small aftershocks, including a few above magnitude 5.0.

There is about a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and a former science adviser at the U.S. Geological Survey.

The chance of a 5.0-magnitude quake “is approaching certainty,” she added.

Aftershocks from the new main quake could occur for years, Jones said.

However, the quake was unlikely to affect fault lines outside of the area, she said, noting that the gigantic San Andreas Fault was far away.

The quake struck at 8:19 p.m. and was centred 11 miles from Ridgecrest in the same areas where the previous quake hit.

“These earthquakes are related,” Jones said, adding that the new quake probably ruptured along about 25 miles of fault line and was part of a continuing sequence.

Gov. Gavin Newsom activated the state Office of Emergency Services operations centre “to its highest level” and announced he had requested that President Donald Trump issue an emergency declaration so the state could receive federal aid.

The quake was felt as far north as Sacramento, as far east as Las Vegas and as far south as Mexico.

The area in and around Ridgecrest, already trying to recover from the previous temblor, took the brunt of damage. Several thousand people were without power, and there were reports of cracked buildings.

“There are significant reports of structure fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks throughout the city” and daybreak Saturday could show even more serious damage, said Mark Ghillarducci, director of California Office of Emergency Services.

Local fire and police officials said they were initially swamped by calls for medical and ambulance service. But there was “nothing but minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, by the grace of God,” Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin said.

Two building fires — one involving a mobile home — were quickly doused, and there were several reports of natural gas leaks, but the lines were shut off, McLaughlin said.

For the second time in as many days, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital wheeled patients out of the building, some still hooked to IVs, CNN reported.

Nearby, the tiny town of Trona, with about 2,000 residents, was reported to have at least one collapsed building. Roads were buckled or blocked, and police put out a call for bottled water for residents.

State Route 178 in Kern County was closed by a rockslide and had severe cracking.

Several homes were knocked off their foundations. Buildings were cracked, but there were only minor injuries, authorities said.

In downtown Los Angeles, 150 miles away, offices in skyscrapers rolled and rocked for at least 30 seconds.

Andrew Lippman, who lives in suburban South Pasadena, was sitting outside and reading the paper when Friday’s quake hit and calculated it lasted 45 seconds.

“I could see power lines swaying,” he said.

Disneyland in Orange County and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita closed their rides.

An NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was stopped after the quake. Speakers over the court at the Thomas & Mack Center continued swaying more than 10 minutes after the quake.

In Los Angeles, the quake rattled Dodger Stadium in the fourth inning of the team’s game against the San Diego Padres. But the game went on, and the Padres won, 3-2.

“Not many people can say they threw a strike during an earthquake,” Eric Lauer, who was on the mound at the time, said later. “My ball, my pitch, started an earthquake.”

“Everyone was jumping over us to leave,” said Daniel Earle, 52, of Playa del Rey, who was sitting with his wife in the stadium’s reserve level. “My wife was holding us, like squeezing. I’m surprised my arm is still here.”

Earlier Friday, Los Angeles had revealed plans to lower slightly the threshold for public alerts from its earthquake early warning app. But officials said the change was in the works before the Thursday quake, which gave scientists at the California Institute of Technology’s seismology lab 48 seconds of warning but did not trigger a public notification.

“Our goal is to alert people who might experience potentially damaging shaking, not just feel the shaking,” said Robert de Groot, a spokesman for the USGS’s ShakeAlert system, which is being developed for California, Oregon and Washington.

The West Coast ShakeAlert system has provided non-public earthquake notifications on a daily basis to many test users, including emergency agencies, industries, transportation systems and schools.

Construction of a network of seismic-monitoring stations for the West Coast is just over half complete, with most coverage in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle-Tacoma area. Eventually, the system will send out alerts over the same system used for Amber Alerts to defined areas that are expected to be affected by a quake, de Groot said.

California is partnering with the federal government to build the statewide earthquake warning system, with the goal of turning it on by June 2021. The state has already spent at least $25 million building it, including installing hundreds of seismic stations throughout the state.

This year, Newsom said the state needed $16.3 million to finish the project, which included money for stations to monitor seismic activity, plus nearly $7 million for “outreach and education.” The state Legislature approved the funding last month, and Newsom signed it into law.


Associated Press writers Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City, Juliet Williams in San Francisco, Adam Beam in Sacramento, Stefanie Dazio and Robert Jablon in Los Angeles, Tarek Hamada in Phoenix, Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Associated Press freelancer Jolene Latimer in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Game’s Video Reveals More Playable Characters – Anime News Network

July 5th, 2019

‘Teen Mom OG’ Stars Ryan Edwards and Wife Mackenzie Standifer Expecting Baby No. 2 –

July 5th, 2019

The Teen Mom family is expanding once again after franchise alum, Ryan Edwards and his wife shared with fans and followers of the MTV series that he and Mackenzie Standifer are expecting their second child together.

In a post shared to Instagram on Friday night, Edwards’ wife revealed a sonogram with the caption: “Baby Girl Edwards is coming in January” alongside a pink bow emoji. While she closed off the comments section, the post was liked more than 40,000 times by fans and friends of the couple.

The newborn will join the couple’s other child, Jagger, who was born in October 2018, along with Edwards’ son Bentley with ex, Maci Bookout, and Mackenzie’s son Hudson, whom she shares with her ex-husband.

(Photo: Instagram / Mackenzie Edwards)

Edwards and Mackenzie have not shared any further details of the pregnancy, but fans expressed their well wishes and messages of congratulations in a previous post of Mackenzie’s that found her all smiles with husband, Edwards.

“I’m happy he’s having a girl I think he’s always wanted one,” one fan wrote.

“Congrats on the [baby] girl. I’m happy for y’all! Such a good looking couple and family!” added another with heart emojis.

The birth of their next child comes at the perfect time for the Edwards family as the Teen Mom star’s time in jail has come to an end. Earlier this week in an episode that documented the events, his ex Maci Bookout feared his stint behind bars was having more of an impact on their 10-year-old son than Bentley was letting on as shared in a candid confession on the series.

While Edwards served three months in the county jail on an open heroin possession warrant, his wife Mackenzie provided insight into his incarcerated life to his parents, who shared that they rarely heard from him.

It’s not fun by any means, but it will be over soon enough,” she told them while cradling her newborn son Jagger, who was born amid Edwards’s stint in 90-day rehab for substance abuse issues. “And then we’ll re-evaluate.”

Standifer admits that the jail sentence had a profound impact on Edwards with the now, second-time mom-to-be sharing how she “can’t wait” to have her family “back under one roof.”

“He’s been around some pretty hard criminals, and I think he’s starting to realize that he does not ever want to be there that long again,” she admitted. “It’s been an eye-opener.”


Teen Mom OG airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Photo credit: Instagram / Mackenzie Standifer Edwards


Earthquake in California: New 7.1 Magnitude near Ridgecrest – Spectrum News 1

July 5th, 2019

RIDGECREST, Calif. — Another major earthquake hit the area of Ridgecrest Friday night which was felt across Southern California.

The United States Geological Survey initially reported it as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 8:19 p.m. with an updated magnitude of 6.9 immediately after. It has again returned to the initial report of 7.1.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, crews are responding to calls for service, ordering additional resources in the area affected, and activating the Emergency Operations Center. 

As of 9:47 p.m., 14 aftershocks were reported in the Ridgecrest area, approximately 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Thursday morning, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the region just after 10:30 a.m. 

“This is the same sequence,” tweeted seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones. “You know we say 1 in 20 chance that an earthquake will be followed by something bigger? This is that 1 in 20 time.”

The earthquake Thursday was immediately followed by three aftershocks with a 4.7 magnitude and 3.5 in the Ridgecrest-area, as well as a 4.2 magnitude in Searles Valley at 11:30 a.m.

A total of 40 aftershocks were counted by USGS as of 12 p.m. Thursday.

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Cardi B Begs Fans To Return Her Wig After She Rips It Off Her Head & Flings It Into Crowd During Gig – Watch – Hollywood Life

July 5th, 2019

Cardi B was so on fire at London’s Wireless festival that she ripped the wig off her head and threw it into the crowd and kept on performing. But now she desperately wants it back.

Cardi B was really into her headlining performance at night one of London’s Wireless Festival on July 5. She got so fired up that midway through she tore off her long black wig and threw it into the audience, and kept going with her number wearing just her wig cap on her head. Video from the event showed her down on her knees onstage knocking out bars when with one giant toss, off came the hair and it went into the screaming crowd of excited fans in the closest rows. It made for an incredible souvenir for someone, but the problem is Cardi desperately wants it back!

“I GOT CARRIED AWAY …….I want my wig back:/ Dm me,” Card tweeted after her performance with video of her hair tossing moment.  Fans are telling her she’s likely never going to see it again. One person wrote “CARDIIII THAT WIG IS PROLLY ON EBAY RN SELLIN FOR MILLIONSSSSSS,” while another wrote, “You’re not getting that wig back. They probably already about to sell it or its ripped up,” in the massive fan grab at the hairpiece.

“Wasn’t nothing but lace & 3 Bobby pins left by the time that audience finished with it,” one fan predicted while another told Cardi “You won’t never get that sh*t back,” which was pretty much the consensus of all of the comments. Not only was it likely an expensive and high quality real hair wig, it was worn by Cardi in the middle of her concert. That thing’s a treasure. It’s going to take a very sympathetic and kind-hearted Cardi fan to get that hairpiece back to her.

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Cardi B headlining the Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park, London, on July 5, 2019 wearing the long dark wig that she later ripped off and threw into the audience before begging for its return. (Shutterstock)

But hey, if whoever does have it decides to get it back to Cardi, maybe she’s reward them with something else like a selfie together or a backstage meeting to return the wig. We wish the “I Like It” rapper the best in her quest to recover the hairpiece, but her fans seem to think that she’ll never see it again.