7.1 quake in SoCal- rumbles Ventura County

By George Miller

Reports are that there was a 7.1 quake 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. At only 1/2 mile deep it was a much shallower event than what hit on July 4th. Both were stronger than any other tumbler in the last 20 years. Yesterday’s quake is now deemed a foreshock making it part of a larger “swarm”. Later info from USGS stated it as a 6.9 quake.

Fires have been reported near the epicenter, along with other damage. According to Dr. Lucy Jones of Caltech tonight’s event was ten times larger than the one on Thursday morning.

It was quite a shaker, felt here in Ventura County.


Chief Darwin Base of Oxnard Fire Dept sent us this status report:



Earthquake Status update as of 7/5/19 @ 21:25


    • Ojai
      • Possible blown transformer in the Meiners Oaks area resulting in a power outage. SCE/VCFD continuing to investigate.


  • Fillmore
    • Blown transformer / small grass fire now out.
      • Approximately 825 customers without power
  • Simi Valley
    • No issues to report.
  • Oxnard
    • Reports of loose docks and cement chunks floating in the water from docks. Oxnard Fire is on scene addressing this issue.
  • Santa Paula
    • No issues to report
  • Ventura
    • No issues to report
  • Moorpark
    • No issues to report
  • Camarillo
    • No issues to report
  • Port Hueneme
    • No issues to report
  • Thousand Oaks
    • Possible malfunctioning underground transformer. VCFD / SCE investigating.




  • Piru Dam – Per United Water, inspection complete w/ no issues to report.



  • Per Chris Rosa @ VC EMSA, no issues to report.



  • No Tsunami Threat

George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard

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