Crews in Southern California assessed damage to cracked and burned buildings, broken roads, leaking water and gas lines and other infrastructure Saturday after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years jolted an area from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico.
No fatalities or major injuries were reported after Friday night's 7.1-magnitude earthquake. The quake was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Ridgecrest, the same area of the Mojave Desert where a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit just a day earlier.
But warnings by seismologists that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days — if not weeks — prompted further precautions. Here are scenes from the two days of quakes.