2nd Earthquake Hits Southern Calif., 11 Times Stronger Than Day Before

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2nd Earthquake Hits Southern Calif., 11 Times Stronger Than Day Before
People have reported damage but no fatalities.
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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit southern California Friday night. It's the region's strongest earthquake in 20 years — 11 times stronger and five times larger than the previous record-holder, which happened only a day before in the same area. Technically, that quake was a foreshock leading up to Friday's.

Since Friday's earthquake, there have been hundreds of aftershocks — an average of one each minute.

The quakes led to injuries, damaged homes and gas leaks that caused fires. The Kern County Fire Chief said that as of Saturday morning, there were no known fatalities. 

He said, "Nobody was trapped, no major collapses that we know of, but we are out there searching."

Gov. Gavin Newsom called a second state of emergency on Saturday for areas affected by the second earthquake. Declaring a state of emergency gives the cities a chance to ask for state and federal help with clean-up.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.