Published: Thu, July 11, 2019

Man under Jeep likely crushed in CA quake, NV officials say

Man under Jeep likely crushed in CA quake, NV officials say

Last week's moderate earthquakes in Southern California may have claimed their first fatal victim: a Pahrump man who appears to have been crushed to death, the Nye County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. He was found Tuesday.

According to sergeant Adam Tippetts the vehicle the man was under was jacked up safely and it appeared the man was working on the vehicle at the time of the quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the chance of a quake larger than Friday's 7.1 temblor is less than 1% and the chance of a magnitude 6 or higher is down to 6%.

Sgt. Adam Tippetts said the man - whose identity has been withheld pending notification of next of kin - was last seen alive at a local gas station on July 3, the LA Times reported.

Parts of Southern Nevada, including the Las Vegas valley and Pahrump, felt the impact of the quake.

The 56-year-old man was found dead in Nevada underneath a jeep that had fallen off its jacks and pinned him.

A 6.6 magnitude quake hit the same area on July 4 which also sent an aftershock reverberating throughout the region.

The quake could be felt as far as way as Las Vegas, however, about 60 miles east of Pahrump.

She claimed that one person suffered a minor foot injury and some personnel were evacuated to the naval base in Ventura County.

'Everything came off the walls. Officials have estimated the damage to California may exceed $100 million. "I mean-they say that it's happened and you've heard about it but once you're in it, it's completely different, it's terrifying".

To drive this need for a plan home, "the United States Geological Survey (USGS) warned that another natural disaster of a similar magnitude could strike within the next week, while aftershocks have occurred an average of once a minute since Friday night".

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