California earthquake damages military base

Last week, California was hit by several powerful earthquakes. According to the US Geological Survey, their magnitude ranged from 6.4 to 7.1. The quakes recorded on Thursday have already been recognized as the strongest in the last 20 years.
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China Lake. © NASA
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is still closed after being damaged by the most powerful of the earthquakes. Its epicenter was on two faults located on the base.
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is an important military facility covering about 4,500 square kilometers. The base has several runways for military aircraft and 2,132 buildings. No casualties were reported, and the scale of the damage is unknown. The US Navy experts will assess the damage.

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