PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - An earthquake shook Southern California and people in Arizona could felt it too.

It happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

[RELATED: The earth under Southern California is rumbling with about one aftershock every minute]

The earthquake's epicenter was about 11 miles from Thursday's 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, according to the United States Geological Survey.

[WATCH: California governor gives update on biggest SoCal earthquake in 20 years]

The earthquake was originally reported as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake and then reportedly downgraded to 6.9. However, scientists with the USGS later said it was 7.1.

[RELATED: 7.1 magnitude earthquake causes cracked roads in California town]

Officials in San Bernardino County reported homes shifting, foundation cracking and retaining walls coming down. At least one person suffered minor injuries and was being treated by firefighters, they said.

Gas leaks caused structure fires throughout Ridgecrest, residents reported water main breaks, and the power and communications were out in some areas, Mark Ghilarducci, Director of California Governors' Office of Emergency Management, said.

[WATCH: California earthquake shakes homes of Arizona's Family viewers]

The earthquake also rattled our Los Angeles affiliates KCAL and KCBS' studios while they were on the air for their 8 p.m. newscast.

[WATCH: California earthquake rattles our LA affiliate KCBS/KCAL during their newscast, anchors take cover]

On Saturday, the USGS tweeted a photo of heavy damage on Highway 178 near the town of Ridgecrest. USGS officials said the highway is closed for repairs. 

According to Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist, Thursday's quake was a foreshock. She said Friday's earthquake was on the same fault.

Scientists said Friday's earthquake was 10 times stronger than Thursday's.

[WATCH: Arizona's Family anchor Yetta Gibson in California during earthquake]

The quake was felt downtown as a rolling motion that seemed to last at least a half-minute. It was felt as far away as Mexico and Las Vegas.

If the preliminary magnitude is correct, it would be the largest Southern California quake in 20 years.

People from all over the state of Arizona said they could feel it, from Lake Havasu City to Chandler to Congress to Sun City.

A woman in Avondale sent Arizona's Family video of her pool shaking during the earthquake.

[WATCH: Avondale woman's pool shakes due to Southern California earthquake]

Our own Heather Moore and Jared Dillingham said the lights and monitors in the studio during the 3TV News at 8 p.m. newscast were swaying.

[WATCH: Arizona's Family studio shakes due to Southern California earthquake]

Rudy Rivas, a news manager for Arizona's Family, was in San Diego and was at dinner.

"Our table shook for 30 seconds at dinner and all of us looked at each other and thought, 'Oh my gosh, are we having another earthquake right now?'" said Rivas. "It wasn't anything too violent in San Diego. It was just a gentle 30 seconds of shaking."

The NBA had to stop their Summer League game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks in Las Vegas because of the earthquake. The games were then postponed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing at home and tweeted video out of their camera shaking.

Ridgecrest is 150 miles north of Los Angeles.

Thursday's earthquake produced more than 1,400 aftershocks, scientists said on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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(22) comments


You all need to get a life . your the reason this world is so messed up , but yet you only see fit to blame someone else. Your all so pitiful,with not a lick of common sense. But yet you wait for the minute to spew your garbale out to everyone else.We know your just plain stupid an it's the only chance you get to talk to morons


Lmao pathetic trolls .

Phillup Witgas

Beach front property in Arizona, coming soon !!!


You shook me up, you rattled my brain. Hey, hey.[scared]


Wow...where was I? I guess watching Ancient Aliens or unidentified ufo's...did not feel earthquake and I am in Phoenix....maybe next time


50s rock & roll is making a comeback thanks to the quakes: songs like Shake Rattle and Roll, and Whole Lotta Shaking Goin' On


Still not strong enough. CA is still there.


WhAT IS Your recipes for MEatloaF Alexa?


Alexa, why is noaimeeno such a degenerate cop-hating criminal?

TRUMP supporter

Lets see, cali is full of dumbocracts, illegals and fa ggots, so why do you think these are occuring?


Your screen name says it all.


Plate Tectonics?

JF Conlon

Well gosh, do you suppose?


Comment if you are a gay who causes earthquakes too!! Lol go to bed baby boomer, get off the internet


The area they occured in is solid Republican, out in the desert, full of racists, nitwits and Trump supporters. Why do you think this is happening?

TRUMP supporter

Hey get loose bruce, it could be from all the stupid things you limp wristed moron dumbocracts are doing. Open your eyes and look around at what you morons are doing to this country.

Mark G

LOL, .. Well ...Let’s see.. We are living under an attempt of autocratic rule, courtesy of an ignorant, self-serving, corrupt, lawless, immoral, unpatriotic, narcissistic, Godless, adulterous, cowardly, megalomaniacal low IQ fruitcake who is running amok, ...aaaaaand live in a state which is Republican led. And you are STILL blaming the Dumbofrits (or whatever pathetic, idiotic and childish name you can think up for “Democrats”), for all that is wrong in your idiot’n little world.

However! ....If your muppet’n theory is correct - that this is all some “Wrath of God” type stuff, I would stock up on the extra heavy duty tin-foil and undypants starch for all what’s coming down the line in your neighborhood, Buddy!

BUT! ...not to worry... as previously stated .. “Plate Tectonics“


Trumpathleticsupporter Is your savior trump causing these earthquakes for those reasons if so Az is next


Mark G [thumbup]


Marky G - You just described about 90% of the American population. It only seems fitting that we elect someone who mirrors us to represent us. Aren't elected leaders supposed to represent their constituents? Bumblin' Trump fits the bill to a T!


Thoughts and prayers to the brave people of Phoenix during this difficult time


THIS wins

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