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WATCH: The terrifying moment sports games and a live newscast abruptly stop during the latest earthquake in California

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  • Videos shared on social media captured the powerful, preliminary 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which shook areas in Southern California, Nevada, and Mexico on Friday evening.
  • A live newscast was also abruptly put on hold after the earthquake hit the newsroom.
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A game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium was in the bottom of the fourth inning when the earthquake hit:

Roughly 430km away, an NBA Summer League game between the Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs at the Cox Pavilion in Nevada was cancelled for precautionary measures:

The New York Knicks-New Orleans Pelicans game at the nearby Thomas and Mack Center in Nevada was also cancelled in the fourth quarter:

A live newscast on television was abruptly put on hold after the earthquake:

The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted an aerial and ground "systematic survey" of the city and reported that "no major infrastructure damage was noted" after the earthquake at around 8:19 p.m. local time. "There has been no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the widely felt ... earthquake," the LAFD said in a statement.

The earthquake occurred one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the Fourth of July. Both quakes originated around 20km northeast of Ridgecrest, California. The latest earthquake is the largest in over 20 years.

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