A state official says damage from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Southern California was not as bad as authorities expected.
Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, said Saturday that Ridgecrest and Trona suffered structure fires, gas leaks, power outages, road damage and rock slides.
After back-to-back quakes on Thursday and Friday, about 200 people were in shelters and cleanup work is underway in San Bernardino and Kern counties.
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