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Southern California earthquake disrupts sports games the day after a large quake hit the region

By The Associated Press | Updated - Jul. 5, 2019 at 10:43 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 5, 2019 at 9:51 p.m.

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Southern California disrupted sports competitions a day after a magnitude 6.4 quake hit in the Mojave Desert about 150 miles from Los Angeles.

Initially reported at magnitude 7.1, the earthquake rattled Dodger Stadium in the fourth inning of the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

The quake on Friday night happened when Dodgers second baseman Enriquè Hernàndez was batting. It didn't appear to affect him or Padres pitcher Eric Lauer.

However, it was obvious to viewers of the SportsNet LA broadcast when the TV picture bounced up and down.

The quake registered an initial magnitude of 7.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There was no announcement by the stadium's public address announcer.

Some fans in the upper deck appeared to leave their seats and move to a concourse at the top of the stadium.

The press box lurched for about 20 seconds.

It also shook players in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas during the game between the Knicks and Pelicans at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Those in the area took to social media to share their experiences of the quake.

The LA Times said it would keep its paywall down for all coverage related to recent quakes.

Contributing: Staff

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