The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked California Friday didn’t result in any casualties but it’s nothing to shrug off either.
Satellite imagery captured by Planet Labs shows the earthquake created a new fissure in the Earth’s surface that’s so big it can easily be seen from space.Before and after photos captured by Planet Labs on 4 July and 6 July shows a big crack in the surface of the earth close to the epicenter of the quake, which hit 11 miles north-northeast of Ridgecrest, California. Planet Labs Chief Executive Will Marshal showed off the before and after satellite imagery on Twitter.
According to reports, the crack goes through the Mojave Desert and across a highway. The fissure measured in at around two inches wide but gets deeper as it stretches out. The crack has become a tourist spot of sorts for some Californians. Residents of Ridgecrest and those from other parts of the state visited the fissure to see for themselves. Some used the opportunity to snap selfies with the earthquake caused crack.