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1. Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes California

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked Southern California on Friday evening, just one day after a 6.4-magnitude temblor struck the same area. Friday's quake was reportedly felt as far north as Sacramento, as far east as Las Vegas, and as far south as Mexico. There are reports of damaged buildings and roads, fires, power outages, and several injuries. The seismic activity was the largest in Southern California in at least 20 years and was followed by multiple aftershocks, some of which surpassed magnitude 5.0. More aftershocks are expected and could reportedly occur for years. There is also a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week. The fault causing the quakes appears to be growing, scientists said.

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