7.1-earthquake-packed-the-power-of-45-nuclear-bombs,-but-its-impact-was-muted

7.1 earthquake packed the power of 45 nuclear bombs, but its impact was muted

When the magnitude 7.1 earthquake ruptured the earth in the Mojave Desert, it packed the energy of 45 nuclear bombs of the type that fell on Hiroshima.

But a variety of factors lessened the potency and impact of what was the most powerful Southern California earthquake in nearly two decades.

The…

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