NBA players react to 6.4 magnitude earthquake on West Coast
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, the strongest to ever hit the region in 20 years. NBA players were stunned, and some of them posted their reactions on Twitter.
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 4, 2019
Damn Fat ass earthquake
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 4, 2019
Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant was in a hotel when the earthquake happened, and he was a bit scared:
man my hotel started shaking 😭😭 i thought i just stood up fast 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/9VPJLjvomx
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 4, 2019
Meanwhile, newest Laker Jared Dudley just had one word to express his panic.
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) July 4, 2019
The earthquake started at around 10:30 a.m. local time and lasted for at least 30 seconds. Up to this point, there have been no reports of any loss of life during the incident, although local authorities have responded to a ton of emergency calls.
The quake was the largest in Southern California since 1999 when a 7.1 Hector Mine quake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base.
According to authorities, the center of the earthquake was located in an area that’s far from the populated city of Los Angeles. They said they will continue to gather information in order to see if there were any casualties during the brief incident.