Saturday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, was nothing to sneeze at. The shake, which triggered gas leaks, power outages, and fires, was felt from San Diego to Sacramento. And it ripped open a new fissure in the Earth that didn’t escape the notice of humanity’s ever-growing satellite fleet.
On September 19 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the volatile Puebla region of Mexico. Videos on social media of buildings suddenly collapsing appeared almost immediately following the massive natural disaster, and this is the latest to show just how devastatingly fast everything fell apart.
A week ago New Zealand had to deal with another powerful earthquake — 7.8 in magnitude. This drone video does a great job of showing how much damage an earthquake of this scale can create.