Magazine article Screen International

Los Angeles Earthquakes Disrupt Amusement Parks, Cinemas

Magazine article Screen International

Los Angeles Earthquakes Disrupt Amusement Parks, Cinemas

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No death or serious injury reported as largest quake in two decades rocks Southland.

Amusement parks in California’s Southland reopened on Saturday (6) after the second of two powerful earthquakes in two days forced a temporary suspension of rides on Friday (5), and according to one social media report led to the evacuation of a cinema.

Friday’s quake measured 7.1 on the Richter Scale and occurred near the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest some 125 miles north-east of Los Angeles, triggering some 600 aftershocks and rocking high-rise buildings in downtown Los Angeles. It was felt in Nevada and parts of Mexico.

The event caused structural damage and fires, although there were no reports of death or serious injury. At time of writing neither FilmLA nor the California Film Commission had returned calls to say whether ongoing or scheduled shoots in the Southland had been affected.

Both Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement parks evacuated rides on Friday. …

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