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BUT IN THE THEATER, SUDDENLY IT BUT IN THE THEATER, SUDDENLY IT BEGAN, IMMEDIATELY I UNDERSTOOD BEGAN, IMMEDIATELY I UNDERSTOOD IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE, MY WIFE IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE, MY WIFE AND I LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, AND I LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, EARTHQUAKE. EARTHQUAKE. WE WERE FINE AT THAT MOMENT, AND WE WERE FINE AT THAT MOMENT, AND THEN IT SEEMED TO INTENSIFY. THEN IT SEEMED TO INTENSIFY. AND THAT’S THE POINT, I THINK, AND THAT’S THE POINT, I THINK, THAT IT BECAME MORE CONCERNING. THAT IT BECAME MORE CONCERNING. WE AND SOME OTHER FOLKS GOT UP, WE AND SOME OTHER FOLKS GOT UP, MADE OUR WAY TO AN EXIT, WENT MADE OUR WAY TO AN EXIT, WENT DOWN SEVERAL FLIGHTS, EXITED ON DOWN SEVERAL FLIGHTS, EXITED ON THE STREET LEVEL. THE STREET LEVEL. THE INTENSITY MADE ME THINK WE THE INTENSITY MADE ME THINK WE MAY ENCOUNTER DAMAGE. MAY ENCOUNTER DAMAGE. THERE WAS NO PANIC. THERE WAS NO PANIC. ONE WOMAN WAS SOBBING AND HAVING ONE WOMAN WAS SOBBING AND HAVING TO BE CONSOLED BY HER HUSBAND, TO BE CONSOLED BY HER HUSBAND, AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY OUT OF AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY OUT OF THE THEATER. THE THEATER. NOW WE’RE ALL, YOU KNOW, NOW WE’RE ALL, YOU KNOW, GATHERED AROUND TELEVISIONS GATHERED AROUND TELEVISIONS WATCHING THE COVERAGE HERE, THE WATCHING THE COVERAGE HERE, THE NEWS CONFERENCES, TRYING TO GET NEWS CONFERENCES, TRYING TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS THING. A HANDLE ON THIS THING. I THINK WHAT IS ALARMING FOR A I THINK WHAT IS ALARMING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES IS LOT OF PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES IS WHAT IF THAT EPICENTER WAS WHAT IF THAT EPICENTER WAS CLOSER TO L.A.? CLOSER TO L.A.? THIS QUAKE IS BIGGER THAN THE THIS QUAKE IS BIGGER THAN THE DEADLY NORTHRIDGE QUAKE HERE DEADLY NORTHRIDGE QUAKE HERE BACK IN THE ’90s. BACK IN THE ’90s. IT’S A LARGER MAGNITUDE THAN THE IT’S A LARGER MAGNITUDE THAN THE WORLD SERIES QUAKE IN THE SAN WORLD SERIES QUAKE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA BACK IN THE FRANCISCO BAY AREA BACK IN THE ’80s. ’80s. SO A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN AS TO SO A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN AS TO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF IT WAS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF IT WAS CLOSER TO LOS ANGELES. CLOSER TO LOS ANGELES. YOU CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE YOU CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE CONVERSATION ABOUT ARE WE CONVERSATION ABOUT ARE WE PREPARED IS RAMPING UP AFTER PREPARED IS RAMPING UP AFTER THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND.>>LESTER HOLT, SO GLAD YOU ARE>>LESTER HOLT, SO GLAD YOU ARE SAFE. SAFE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. LET’S GO TO MOLLY HUNTER, IN LET’S GO TO MOLLY HUNTER, IN RIDGECREST, FROM WHAT YOU’VE RIDGECREST, FROM WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DESCRIBING, IT’S A MUCH BEEN DESCRIBING, IT’S A MUCH DIFFERENT SITUATION WHERE YOU DIFFERENT SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER AS ARE, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER AS COMPARED TO PEOPLE IN L.A. AND COMPARED TO PEOPLE IN L.A. AND LOS ANGELES AND EVEN JUST A FEW LOS ANGELES AND EVEN JUST A FEW MILES AWAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE. MILES AWAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. I’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING I’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS. LIKE THIS. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CALIFORNIA, I WAS IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA, I WAS IN LOS ANGELES FOR THAT 6.4 ON THURSDAY, I FELT FOR THAT 6.4 ON THURSDAY, I FELT THE 5.4 THIS MORNING AROUND 4:00 THE 5.4 THIS MORNING AROUND 4:00 A.M., AND NOTHING COMPARED TO A.M., AND NOTHING COMPARED TO THE 7.1. THE 7.1. OUR HOTEL IS JUST OVER HERE. OUR HOTEL IS JUST OVER HERE. PAN OVER SO YOU CAN SEE THE PAN OVER SO YOU CAN SEE THE COMPLETE DARKNESS. COMPLETE DARKNESS. WE’RE TOTALLY OUT OF POWER. WE’RE TOTALLY OUT OF POWER. WE WERE SOUND ASLEEP IN OUR WE WERE SOUND ASLEEP IN OUR HOTELS. HOTELS. AND I CAN’T DESCRIBE TO YOU WALK AND I CAN’T DESCRIBE TO YOU WALK WAKING UP TO THAT KIND OF SILENT WAKING UP TO THAT KIND OF SILENT SHAKING, JUST GOING BACK AND SHAKING, JUST GOING BACK AND FORTH. FORTH. THE CURTAINS CAME DOWN, IT WAS THE CURTAINS CAME DOWN, IT WAS INCREDIBLY TERRIFYING. INCREDIBLY TERRIFYING. I’M NOT SURE I’VE EXPERIENCED I’M NOT SURE I’VE EXPERIENCED SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND WE IMMEDIATELY GOT OUT OF AND WE IMMEDIATELY GOT OUT OF BED. BED. I WAS ON THE FIRST FLOOR, BRIAN I WAS ON THE FIRST FLOOR, BRIAN WAS KNOCKED OUT OF BED, MY WAS KNOCKED OUT OF BED, MY PRODUCER WAS ON THE SECOND PRODUCER WAS ON THE SECOND FLOOR, THINGS WERE KNOCKED OFF FLOOR, THINGS WERE KNOCKED OFF THE DESK, WE RAN OUT OF THE THE DESK, WE RAN OUT OF THE HOTEL AND WENT TO SEE THE HOUSE HOTEL AND WENT TO SEE THE HOUSE FIRE, WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE GOT FIRE, WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE GOT OUT SAFELY. OUT SAFELY. BUT WE’RE AT THE HOSPITAL, BUT WE’RE AT THE HOSPITAL, THERE’S AN EMERGENCY COMMAND THERE’S AN EMERGENCY COMMAND CENTER, AND EVERYTHING IS CENTER, AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING AS PLANNED. WORKING AS PLANNED. AND AS PREPARED. AND AS PREPARED. THEY’RE INCREDIBLY READY FOR THEY’RE INCREDIBLY READY FOR THIS. THIS. WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE FALLOUT IS. WHAT THE FALLOUT IS.>>WE’VE ALL BEEN SEEING>>WE’VE ALL BEEN SEEING PICTURES OF THE EMERGENCY CREWS PICTURES OF THE EMERGENCY CREWS THAT YOU’VE DESCRIBED. THAT YOU’VE DESCRIBED. HAVE YOU WITNESSED THEM HAVE YOU WITNESSED THEM SEARCHING THE STRUCTURES AND SEARCHING THE STRUCTURES AND TAKING A LOOK AT THE ROADS? TAKING A LOOK AT THE ROADS? I KNOW IT’S DARK, SO I CAN’T I KNOW IT’S DARK, SO I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW THEY’RE IMAGINE HOW THEY’RE ACCOMPLISHING ALL OF THIS THAT ACCOMPLISHING ALL OF THIS THAT THEY NEED TO DO. THEY NEED TO DO. BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THAT? BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THAT?>>WE SAW IT EARLIER TODAY,>>WE SAW IT EARLIER TODAY, BECAUSE AFTER THE 5.4, EVERYONE BECAUSE AFTER THE 5.4, EVERYONE WAS PRETTY FREAKED OUT. WAS PRETTY FREAKED OUT. AND OFFICIALS SAID THEY WOULD AND OFFICIALS SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BUILDING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BUILDING TO SEE IF THERE WAS DAMAGE NOT SEE IF THERE WAS DAMAGE NOT APPARENT TO THE NAKED EYE. APPARENT TO THE NAKED EYE. THE WORRY IS THAT SOMETHING LIKE THE WORRY IS THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THE HOSPITAL, THAT THERE’S THIS, THE HOSPITAL, THAT THERE’S INTERNAL FOUNDATION DAMAGE. INTERNAL FOUNDATION DAMAGE. THEY HAD EVACUATED PATIENTS ON THEY HAD EVACUATED PATIENTS ON THURSDAY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF THURSDAY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, BECAUSE OF CONCERNS CAUTION, BECAUSE OF CONCERNS THERE MIGHT BE STRUCTURAL THERE MIGHT BE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. DAMAGE. BUT WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY BUT WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES GOING DOOR TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES GOING DOOR TO DOOR. DOOR. IT’S TOO DARK. IT’S TOO DARK.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE’LL HAVE CONTINUING COVERAGE

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  1. Hello from Christchurch New Zealand…when quake hits turn off power to house…stay inside..power lines outside are dangerous…pack up a survival kit for the family for a few days..
    Look after older people in your street…

  2. 99% of US Pornographic studios in California, that's for you if you wanna ask why <The Fire, Earthquakes,…> corrupting the youth worldwide must have a price.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pornography_companies

  3. Call Hillary, leader of California……… I have no sympathy, Liberals openly want hurricanes to hurt Trump's economy, but they got this instead, and more to come.

  4. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW FOR THE ONES DANT DONT KNOW GOD DONT BUILD BOUNRIES,, FEEL HE HEAT….. From the flames this countries been burning…..ITS TIME……

  5. How are you going to be prepared for that Lester? Good question. Unbelievable, that those who live in CA are so surprised.

  6. This is a good time for non Californian to head back to their home state…. and Californians who want to leave as well please do please leave save yourselves and let us breath here.

  7. Being a Californian i find it funny how shocking the news makes all this. Yes a 7.1 is a pretty big quake, but its also something we have been expecting for a long time. We are still expecting "the big one" cause this wasnt it.

  8. And my friend wants me to live in California…. no thanks! I'd rather stay on the other side of the state where i am thanks. Please stay safe guys♡♡

  9. February 19th February 1971 Olive view hospital California 6.5 quake Lost one wing of the hospital and the people were immediately killed in the collapse. Sylmar high School February 9th 1971 was literally completely destroyed and my mama has the yearbook showing the school had to be rebuilt plus also people were sleeping in tents in their front yard remember 6.5 on the Richter scale swimming pools tipped over and drowned at people in their homes. California did not have a 7.1 earthquake you are lying about the earthquake there was no 7.1 earthquake you are lying to the people and I just gave proof now they can look it up for themselves and find out how hypocritical you are you're no real journalists I'll tell you that.

  10. The Prince of Ysrael is in LOS ANGELES! He is here!!! Prepare for the worst! This place of America is about to be Judged! The Prince aka the Messiah is in Los Angeles right now!!!!

  11. i live in the central valley of california – i was at michael’s when this happened looking at some markers and stuff; the markers that were in packs and hanging on the shelves were moving but i didn’t feel anything. i thought that for some reason maybe an air vent was making them move like that, and then an employee walked by saying we were having an earthquake. because i was with my friend, i called my mom and she said that her and one of my brothers felt it a little. it’s weird. all my best wishes go out to anybody who lives in those areas and i hope that in case of anything more extreme, they’re able to pack their valuables and essentials and leave in time!

  12. We all knew this was gonna happen sooner or later. This is just the beginning. What til the whole of California is split in half because of that fault line. Just wait a few years. You will see what I’m talking about.

  13. Get prepared, even if you don’t live close to the area, make an emergency plan. Make sure you all have a place to meet, back ups if somewhere is untraceable. Get an emergency kit too, clothes blankets food and water to survive you for at least a week, make sure it is in a place you can get to, you never know if you’ll have to leave your home.

  14. Hope you guys/girls in Southern California are ok. Sending love your way from here on the east coast (Rhode Island).

  15. We felt this all the way in Modesto. I was in the movie theater and all I felt was the slightest bit of shaking. Crazy.

  16. I live in Ridgecrest and I am so sick and exhausted for waiting for the other earthquakes to hit any movement I freak out. I am awaken by the after shocks and tremors and have to run out of the house and the first two times it happened, my family and I didn't eat for 1 week because the food went rotten after we left for Red Cross.

  17. Earthquake happened is it scary I know show me it was quick it was so scary Michael oh my God it’s happened a lot get something but it was because were matching so if you tell me when it’s a good help how to how to conduct bye-bye don’t forget I’m a girl don’t forget I’m a girl

  18. Why storming Area 51 to ‘see aliens’ is not a real good idea! Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeehh2rxNkk&t=835s read more and share pls https://www.drturi.com/why-storming-area-51-to-see-aliens-is-not-a-good-idea/

  19. Rotten egg smell??? Must be the chemicals they add to gas or volcanic sulfur!! It could be both!! Prayers for those who stay and those who choose to leave California!!

  20. I live in California, but my friends have family there, I’m just hoping that everybody will be okay. I am always scared about this type of stuff, but I know nothing about how the people who live in Cali feel. Pray that they will be okay!

  21. I live in California But I came to India for summer like if I should stay in India for my 6 month old brother😥

  22. Lord Jesus to Valentina Papagna     07/05/2019    
    Earthquake in California     Yesterday California experienced a strong earthquake.Our Lord Jesus said, “This is only a warning. It is a sign, but it will become bigger.”In a previous message, our Lord said, “After the big earthquake, is when everything will start to unfold, one event after another.”Our Lord said there would be volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes in places that have never experienced this before, in countries such as China.Jesus also said, “Tell people to pray and convert while there is still a little time.”

  23. I just came back from Vegas but we were in San Francisco bc we drove there from L.A. and we drove there from Vegas

  24. In cali when the 6.4 hit my xbox unplugged and broke (i fixed it tho) i was mad not bc of the earth quake but bc i was top 3

  25. You need to come to 🇦🇺 Australia!
    No natural disasters for us

    Next minute
    Natural Disaster: hold my beer

  26. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_California

    Earthquakes
    Date Name Area Mag.
    2019-07-05 Ridgecrest Eastern 7.1
    2019-07-04 Ridgecrest Eastern 6.4
    2014-08-24 South Napa North Bay 6.0
    2014-03-28 La Habra LA Area 5.1
    2010-04-04 Baja California Baja California 7.2
    2010-01-09 Eureka North Coast 6.5
    2008-07-29 Chino Hills LA Area 5.5
    2003-12-22 San Simeon Central Coast 6.6
    2000-09-03 Yountville North Bay 5.0
    1999-10-16 Hector Mine Eastern 7.1
    1994-01-17 Northridge LA Area 6.7
    1992-06-28 Big Bear Inland Empire 6.5
    1992-06-28 Landers Inland Empire 7.3
    1992-04-26 Cape Mendocino North Coast 6.6
    1992-04-26 Cape Mendocino North Coast 6.5
    1992-04-25 Cape Mendocino North Coast 7.2
    1992-04-22 Joshua Tree Inland Empire 6.3
    1991-06-28 Sierra Madre LA Area 5.6
    1990-02-28 Upland LA Area 5.7
    1989-10-17 Loma Prieta Santa Cruz Mts 6.9
    1989-08-08 Loma Prieta Santa Cruz Mts 5.4
    1987-11-24 Elmore Ranch Imperial Valley 6.5
    1987-11-23Superstition Hills Imperial Valley 6.1
    1987-10-01 Whittier LA Area 5.9
    1986-07-21 Chalfant Valley Eastern 6.2
    1986-07-13 Oceanside South Coast 5.8
    1986-07-08 N. Palm Springs Inland Empire 6.0
    1984-04-24 Morgan Hill South Bay 6.2
    1983-05-02 Coalinga Central Valley 6.2
    1981-04-26 Westmorland Imperial Valley 5.9
    1980-11-08 Eureka North Coast 7.3
    1980-05-25 Mammoth Lakes Eastern 6.2
    1980-01-26 Livermore East Bay 5.4
    1980-01-24 Livermore East Bay 5.8
    1979-10-15 Imperial Valley Imperial Valley 6.4
    1979-08-06 Coyote Lake South Bay 5.7
    1978-08-13 Santa Barbara Central Coast 5.8
    1975-08-01 Butte County Butte County 5.7
    1973-02-21 Point Mugu South Coast 5.8
    1971-02-09 San Fernando LA Area 6.6
    1969-10-01 Santa Rosa North Bay 5.7
    1969-10-01 Santa Rosa North Bay 5.6
    1968-04-08 Borrego Mtn Imperial Valley 6.5
    1957-03-22 San Francisco Bay Area 5.7
    1954-12-21 Eureka North Coast 6.5
    1952-08-22 Kern County Central Valley 5.8
    1952-07-21 Kern County Central Valley 7.3
    1948-12-04Desert Hot Springs Inland Empire 6.4
    1941-11-14Torrance–Gardena LA Area 5.4
    1941-06-30 Santa Barbara Central Coast 5.9
    1940-05-18 El Centro Imperial Valley 6.9
    1933-03-10 Long Beach South Coast 6.4
    1932-06-06 Eureka North Coast 6.4
    1927-11-04 Lompoc Central Coast 7.3
    1925-06-29 Santa Barbara Central Coast 6.8
    1923-01-22 Humboldt County North Coast 7.2
    1920-06-21 Inglewood LA Area 4.9
    1918-04-21 San Jacinto Inland Empire 6.7
    1915-06-22 Imperial Valley Imperial Valley 5.5
    1906-04-18 San Francisco Northern–Central7.9
    1899-12-25 San Jacinto Inland Empire 6.7
    1898-03-30 Mare Island North Bay 5.8–6.4
    1892-04-21Vacaville–Winters Central Valley 6.2
    1892-04-19Vacaville–Winters North Bay 6.4
    1892-02-23 Laguna Salada Baja California 7.1–7.2
    1873-11-23 Crescent City North Coast 6.7
    1872-03-26 Lone Pine Eastern 7.4–7.9
    1868-10-21 Hayward Bay Area 6.3–6.7
    1865-10-08 Santa Cruz Mts Santa Cruz Mts 6.3
    1857-01-09 Fort Tejon Central–Southern7.9
    1838-06-?? San Andreas Bay Area 6.8–7.2
    1812-12-21 Ventura Central Coast 7.1
    1812-12-08San Juan Capistrano South Coast 6.9–7.5

  27. Was crazy seeing my small hometown on the nees. At my own opinion though, as a resident where the epicenter took place, it was not as scary as the news is making it. The biggest damage was more to the roads, our base, some houses here and there that were not as structurally reinforced. Many of our neighbors went out to check on others and help if anyone needed, so it was nice to see people coming together to help each other.

  28. Pray to God & repent. There’s going to be a bigger one soon. Gods giving you a chance 💯💯💯💯💯

  29. AOC says is President's Trump's fault for not gluing the San Andreas' fault together with a better glue so it can last at least 12 more years before the world's end.

  30. This is why I won't live in California. The big one will come an put Cali in the ocean for good! Leave while you can!

  31. What if the man was watching San Andreas in the theaters ground was shaking i would've thought it was the movie 😀

  32. —>>> 🛑 This is when GOD answers when you (USA) let the people
    in Iran suffer so so hard from dirt*y Islam for 41 years (‼️‼️‼️) with a fake fraud very DARK Islamic government with the support of the dir*ty HUGE SCAMMERS Russians who received Iranian oil for free 40 years‼️‼️❌❌❌⚠️ This Islamic government was brought to IRAN by the USA President Jimmy Carter 1978‼️‼️⚠️)..And when you (USA) let the 1 Million % racist Germany still exists and they talking their very negative dirty language and have their borders and police and military and their f***cking German passports wither they NO VISA for 97% of the countries ❌❌‼️‼️GERMANY and AUSTRIA (=Germany) AND THE EXTREMELY NEGATIVE RELIGION ISLAM INIRAN HAVE NO RIGHT TO EXIST‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️❌❌❌ And —>>> there one additional very huge reason why God punish USA: About 99% of the girls in the United States are NOT VIRGIN❌❌❌❌‼️‼️‼️ DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE MUST BE A REASON WHY GOD CREATED THE GIRLS WITH AN ALMOST TIGHT CLOSED VAGINA??⁉️⁉️⁉️…. Ha??? Ha??? Did you ever had the simple intelligence to THINK ABOUT IT⁉️⁉️‼️‼️‼️…. The lack of the Intelligence is in the United States REALLY TOO BIG‼️‼️‼️🚫🛑…. Just take a how CIA behaves in front of me and is blocking my entire MONEY EVEN THOUGH THEY CHECK ME ALL THE TIME and know exactly how urgent my financial situation IS since 2013‼️❌🛑….. YOU BY GOD'S LAW NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY GIRL UNTILL THE AGE OF 34❌‼️🛑🛑🛑⚠️ After age she can marry!! No touching to body of a girl under circumstances before that age!!! Only the real parents, grandparents, other good girls in the same age and a medical doctor for treatment can touch a girl before the age of 34‼️🛑⚠️⚠️ This is the real LAW BY GOD‼️‼️‼️‼️….. To be continued…… PS

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