California suffered a strong earthquake. The US Navy announced the evacuation of personnel from the Lake China base.

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 California suffered a strong earthquake. The US Navy announced the evacuation of personnel from the Lake China base.


Reference News Network reported on July 11 that after three earthquakes in California in two days, the Southwest Division of the U.S. Navy announced the withdrawal of non-mission must active servicemen, reserve officers and civilian employees from the Naval Weapons Testing Center in Lake China, California. Member.

Reported that the U.S. Navy base in southern California experienced two earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.0 and 7.1 respectively in just three minutes on the evening of July 5, and several aftershocks. In fact, the China Lake base was declared closed after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in California on July 4.

The gate sign of the US Navys China Lake Weapon Test Base.

According to the report of the US Geological Survey, China Lake is located 241 kilometers north of Los Angeles, close to the northeast of Richie Crister, which is the epicenter of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, and subsequent earthquakes also occurred in the base area. The U.S. Navy reported that no casualties were reported and no damage was reported to the interior buildings, but for security reasons, only part of the mission must personnel were retained in the base.

Satellite photos of the US Navys China Lake Weapon Test Base.

US media pointed out that the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Testing Center was built in 1943, covering an area of 1800 square miles (4662 square kilometers). The base includes 2132 buildings. It is also the largest weapon testing center in the US Navy and the US mainland. It is specially used for research, development and testing of US naval carrier-borne fighter aircraft. All kinds of aviation weapons and ammunition, such as the famous AIM-9 rattlesnake series air-to-air missile, AGM-45 Baitongbird anti-radiation missile and Tomahawk cruise missile, have been tested in this base. (Compiler/Huang Jinyi)

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yao Wenguang_NN1682