Strong earthquake shakes California theme parks

July 4, 2019, 1:18 PM · A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook much of Southern California on Independence Day, forcing the temporary closure of rides at several major theme parks.

We are awaiting word about potential damage near the epicenter of the quake, which was in the Indian Wells Valley near the town of Ridgecrest, on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Some Southern Californians might have driven through the area on the way to Death Valley National Park or Mammoth Mountain.

In the Los Angeles region, although pretty much everyone felt the quake, there have been no reports of damage. Several rides and attractions closed at Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain as a precaution, as typically happens in significant earthquakes.

If you felt the quake, we'd love to hear your experience in the comments.

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