RIDGECREST, California – The community gathered in Ridgecrest Sunday evening to offer support for neighbors following Thursday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
The community meeting took place at the Kerr McGee Community Center, right next to Ridgecrest City Hall.
Officials from Kern County, San Bernardino and Ridgecrest addressed the crowd. Residents were told of the assistance being offered to them as they recover from the damage. Officials urged those who have been sleeping outdoors for fear of another quake to please go back indoors.
Earlier Sunday morning Emergency Management officials gave another public briefing. Residents were relived to know there were no deaths and no major injuries caused by the quake or any of the aftershocks that followed.
Schools and colleges in the area are still being evaluated for structural damage. Police and fire officials said there was no major structural damage to any building in the area.
“I’m proud for the work we did and I know we’re successful,” said a fire official.