California was hit with a second earthquake in two days on the evening of July 5, and the quake’s magnitude managed to interrupt the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony.
Rashad Evans was in the middle of his acceptance speech at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the hotel began to feel the movement from the earthquake, which originated in Ridgecrest, California and was initially measured at a 7.1 magnitude before being slightly revised to a 6.9. A second quake, registering at 5.5 on the Richter scale, shortly followed.
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“Oh…it’s an earthquake,” Evans said. “Oh, man — I feel it…Earthquake, baby. Hey — that’s me bringing the heat.”
On July 4, the same area was hit with a 6.4 magnitude quake, which was the strongest earthquake to hit California in 20 years before the one that took place the very next day.