Governor Newsom Issues Statement on Second Large Earthquake Near Ridgecrest

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the second large earthquake in Ridgecrest, felt throughout the region this evening:

“On behalf of all Californians, I offer my heartfelt support to those affected by tonight’s earthquake near Ridgecrest. The State of California will continue to offer support to aid residents in the region.

“Earlier this evening I formally requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to further support emergency response and recovery in impacted communities.

“I have also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California to its highest level and the center is already working closely with state, federal and local emergency managers and first responders.”

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