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California Rocked By Second Powerful Quake In Two Days; USGS: Four Percent Chance Of Even Larger Quake To Come; More Than 600 Aftershocks Since The 7.1 Quake Hit; Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Shakes Southern California; Naval Weapons Base Near Where Quake Hit "Not Mission-Capable"; Border Patrol Agents Accused Of Trying To Shame Migrant Man; Baby Archie To Be Christened In Private Ceremony; Team USA Dismisses "Overconfidence" Ahead Of World Cup Final; Coco Gauff Battles Back To Win Again At Wimbledon; Kawhi Leonard To Sign With Clippers. Aired 9-10a ET
Aired July 6, 2019 - 09:00 ET
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VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: Good Saturday morning to you. I'm Victor Blackwell.
JESSICA DEAN, CNN WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: Hi, everyone. I'm Jessica Dean in for Christi Paul this morning.
BLACKWELL: Southern California is cleaning up after back-to-back earthquakes and the more than 500 aftershocks that have followed into this morning.
DEAN: Last night's earthquake struck near Ridgecrest at a 7.1 magnitude. That's 11 times stronger than the one that came the day before and it knocked out power for thousands of people. It shook stadiums and rattled items off store shelves. Take a look at what it was like to be in the middle of it.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Get under the table. Get under the table. Oh, my God.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my God.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my God.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wait up, wait up, wait up (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got it all on video, dude. Oh, my God.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's our centerfield camera.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And look at it moving a lot right now (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE). UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It continues to rattle pretty strong here.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is a very strong earthquake. 8:21 here on the air. We're experiencing very strong shaking. I think we need to get under the desk.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right. We're going to go to break. We'll be right back after this. Wow.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We'll be right back. We'll be right back.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please evacuate the store.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Every OK?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All the pictures in the walls and everything turned over on us and we live on the top floor in an apartment complex so we was all trying to come out the home and we were shaking down the stairs.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I just noticed and stuff that the whole entire steps was actually shaking and theirs was leaning like almost 90 degrees and it almost fell and I was like you got to get out of here right now, right now.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is definitely a robust sequence, but it's far from unprecedented. It's just on the high side of average.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would probably start taking some stuff off of the walls if it's not already down and in high places, make sure that you're not sleeping under something that's still hung up.
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DEAN: You saw all the damage that was done there. Thankfully there have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries. The epicenter of the quake missed the major cities in that region, but still thousands are waiting for the return of power and water services and the USGS says this will likely be a $1 billion disaster.
BLACKWELL: This morning, the Ridgecrest fire chief said there were so many 911 calls for help they had a backlog. CNN national correspondent Sara Sidner is in Ridgecrest, California this morning and the sun is up and this is when I think a lot of those people will start to get a fuller picture of the damage of the 7.1.
SARA SIDNER, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We've got a couple of blocks and actually the damage so far just from the outside looking in doesn't look extensive as far as structures go, but we are now noticing and you can hear those sirens there is a fire that is burning in this neighborhood. We know that firefighters have already put out three fires after the 7.1 major earthquake struck here in Ridgecrest and now we are seeing another fire.
We do not know what caused that fire, but certainly it is unusual to have this many fires happening in this particular area and there is a lot of concern, again, about gas lines being ruptured. We will try to get you some information on exactly what has caused that. We are told by someone who witnessed what was burning that it is a mobile home trailer there in this neighborhood here in Ridgecrest.
I do have two ladies with me here. Jaye Krona and Kelly-Jo Lewis have come out to talk to us and they brought their dog Sparkle. Tell me where you spent the night.
JAYE KRONA, RIDGECREST RESIDENT: We spent the night on a mattress in Kelly -- on Kelly-Jo's --
KELLY-JO LEWIS, RIDGECREST RESIDENT: Driveway.
KRONA: -- driveway. Thank you.
SIDNER: So Kelly-Jo, you both spent the night outside. Why did you decide that outside was better than inside?
LEWIS: Because everything in my house is all over the place and with everything shaking, things are falling. it's just not safe. I felt safer outside and I felt me and her were both safer together, you know, being in pairs.
SIDNER: Can you tell me have you ever experienced anything like this kind of shaking before or even an earthquake before? I'm going to start with you, Jaye.
KRONA: No, this is my first big one. The biggest one that I've ever been in was a 5.1 and that was years ago, but anytime we've had big earthquakes I've been out of state.
[09:05:01] SIDNER: Which is -- which is lucky for you and I'm sorry you had to experience this one because I know it must have been awful. What did it feel like to you?
KRONA: My rocking chair gone crazy. It was just -- I couldn't -- you had -- we had to sit down or crawl on hands and knees to get around because you couldn't stand up and be in an upright position without falling over.
SIDNER: Wow. Kelly-Jo, you mentioned to me that you were around for the Northridge earthquake. Compare the two because Northridge was a major earthquake as well, but it actually was a 6.7, not a 7.1. The difference here for you?
LEWIS: Well, I don't know because, I mean, they were both pretty bad. I was in the Whittier, the Northridge and now this one and I would say, to me, this one was the worst and I would say that only because here, I didn't have anybody in my home with me. Just me and my cat. It was a lot scarier being alone than with family or friends. So I think, to me, this one was the worst, but again, my friend and I stayed outside in our driveway and in the Northridge, my family and I stayed out in the backyard in tent -- in a tent.
SIDNER: And a lot of people don't understand that they think well it must be safer inside, but like you said, and this is something that the rescue crews and the police are talking about, that when you have things on your wall, if they are not secure or you have a chandelier and it decides to fall down, you can be injured easily. You both said -- you stayed under a table for a minute, didn't you?
KRONA: No. Actually, that was her.
LEWIS: That was me.
SIDNER: Oh, that was you. That was Kelly-Jo. My bad.
KRONA: No, I was in my chair watching a baseball game when the first one hit.
SIDNER: Were you watching the Dodgers?
KRONA: No, we don't get Dodgers up here unfortunately. I got stuck with the Angels.
SIDNER: And you were underneath a table?
LEWIS: I had made like a fort under my table. After the six point whatever it was, I had made a fort because I felt safer with having blankets and chairs around the table so if anything did come crashing down, it wouldn't hit me. My cat and I were underneath when that one shook and I just jumped on my cat and I held on to him so he wouldn't go, you know, running around and we just stayed there until it, you know, subsided a little bit and then I grabbed him and me and him started going around, seeing if people were OK like my neighbor Sue who's alone and then my friend Jaye here.
SIDNER: You talked about the fact that you had felt that 6.4. At that point in time, did you think that had to be the big one, it's going to be smaller from now?
LEWIS: Yes. Yes. We had that feeling, but you know what? You kept hearing from the local news and the media and YouTube, there's going to be a bigger one. That's all you kept hearing. So we were trying to be -- you know, get ready for the big one.
SIDNER: And the big one did come and there is, you know -- and you all know this very well, living in earthquake country, that hearing from seismologists, there is a possibility, albeit small, about a five percent chance, that indeed the 7.1 may not be the big one, but the likelihood is that it is and there is a definite possibility of there being tons of aftershocks. I know you have felt those aftershocks. We felt the aftershocks. Are you doing OK?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, thank you.
SIDNER: You're welcome. So neighbors checking on neighbors. That's one thing that the mayor had been asking people to do. Kelly-Jo did check on her neighbor here and everybody so far OK, but behind me you're seeing a burnt-out house. We're not sure exactly what caused that, but it happened after the 7.1 magnitude quake. That was the third structure to catch fire and firefighters came out checking that out and now we've got this fire burning. You can hear the sirens going. There are only so many -- in this small town of about 27,000 to 28,000, there's only so many -- so many rescue crews. So they've been asking for help from other jurisdictions who have been lending a hand here, but yes, that smoke is pretty significant there. We're told from a witness that they think that it is a trailer that is just over there.
So far, the authorities are telling us they do not have any fatalities and no major injuries which, with a 7.1 magnitude quake which is considered a major earthquake, the biggest one that this area and Southern California has seen in more than 20 years, that is good news. There is some damage we've seen around this area, but not hugely significant damage either, but there is going to be more of an assessment going on because the light has just come up here and rescue crews are out checking on people ...
BLACKWELL: Sara Sidner, you ...
SIDNER: ... Jessica and Victor.
BLACKWELL: You mentioned the aftershocks there. The latest count we have from the ...
[09:10:00] BLACKWELL: ... CNN Severe Weather Center, it's more than 600 aftershocks since the 7.1 and we were discussing ...
BLACKWELL: ... a little earlier today that not all of these are strong enough or at a depth at which that people in Ridgecrest can feel them. You said you felt three thus far. Does that number still hold?
SIDNER: Yes. No, there were a couple of -- a couple more, but very, very small and that's the thing is that there are earthquakes happening and sometimes you can't even feel them.
One thing that is -- that is interesting to note here is we mentioned that Kelly-Jo and that Jaye have the little dog with them named Sparkle. The animals often react before the people. Sometimes they seem to know what is happening and we do want to mention the animals too. I happen to love dogs and cats and whatever else, but people need to make sure that their pets are secure as well because they get nervous and they get scared too.
KRONA: I had -- she's got a chip in her and she's got two ID cards ...
KRONA: ... tabs. One has got a number to call and these people will get a hold of me. They have my phone number and the other one is her city license and they also have ...
SIDNER: They have that information. So that's important to make sure that your animals have identification on them in case they do get out. It can be quite scary. Thank you, ladies, so much. I'm glad that you all are OK here in this neighborhood in Ridgecrest, but a lot of people shaken up, as anyone would be with this major ...
SIDNER: ... and significant earthquake here.
BLACKWELL: Certainly understand and we'll get more of these damage assessments now that the sun is up. Sara Sidner, thank you so much.
DEAN: Thanks, Sara. Still to come, experts say there is a significant threat or somewhat of a threat that an even stronger earthquake could strike Southern California in the coming days. We're going to talk about that next.
DEAN: A second major earthquake has rocked Southern California. This one hit near Ridgecrest last night at a 7.1 magnitude. That makes it 11 times stronger than the one that hit the day before.
BLACKWELL: There have been more than 600 aftershocks since the earthquake hit. For more on this, let's bring in meteorologist Ivan Cabrera. Ivan, I know that you've been following these aftershocks and what
I've noticed from your graphic there is that they're marked in different colors. Just for context for the viewers, would you explain the significance of those color differences?
IVAN CABRERA, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes. So when I've showed you that -- Victor, Jessica, good to see you -- the colors basically mean the time frame here. So they just change colors depending on how, you know, old they are as far as the aftershocks and we've had, of course, hundreds. I'll talk about how much more I'm thinking.
By the way, this an unusual event. We thought, everybody thought, seismologists thought, I mean, 6.4 was the main quake. We did not expect that that was a foreshock, something that happens before the main quake. When you get something this high, typically you don't get something higher, which we did, a 7.1 and that happened, of course, within 34 hours, seven hours -- or 34 hours, seven miles apart and the energy release, exponential. So 11 times more.
By the way, I just want to bring this out. That was a major quake, right? We had the strong quake and these are categorized by the -- by the intensity. A 7.0 or higher is a major earthquake, which is exactly what we had. We haven't had one in over 20 years across this part of the world and these are worldwide earthquakes. Take a look at that. I mean, how many do we get a year? About 15 of 7.0. So this is certainly not unprecedented event, but something that doesn't happen quite often, certainly in the same area.
Here you see all the colors. Victor, this is what we were talking about, right? So this is the 6.4, the 7.1 just to the northwest, seven miles apart and then all the dots you see there, those are aftershocks. The orange ones and the red ones means they happened within the last hour, within the last six hours and, boy, here's the forecast as far as what we're expecting as far as additional earthquakes, which are basically the aftershocks here.
And one quick point, nothing to do with the San Andreas. Gotten a lot of questions about that. This will not trigger earthquakes along the San Andreas. These are different faults.
So that out of the way, here's the forecast. With a main quake of 7.1, these are the aftershocks you can expect. Above 6, you get one average, above 5, you get 10 and then you see over 1,000 with 3.1s and we are likely going to see that with both those quakes, 6.4, 7.1, we're going to see that.
And I'll leave you with this, something we haven't talked about. No fatalities thankfully. We've had a few injuries certainly, but look at that, $100 million to $1 billion, that's what it's going to cost, 33 percent chance that that's the case. And the bill going over a $1 billion, that could be a 31 percent chance that we get that and I think we probably will. Of course, this factors in the geography, the area, population and less important, obviously, than loss of lives (ph) which we have not had thankfully. Victor, Jessica, back to you.
DEAN: Thankfully indeed. Yes.
BLACKWELL: Yes. Those local officials, at least ones (ph) expecting this to be a $1 billion disaster. Ivan Cabrera, thank you.
DEAN: A naval air weapons station near the epicenter of that earthquake is, quote, "not mission capable until further notice." Non- essential personnel have been ordered to evacuate the facility as a damage inspection is now carried out.
BLACKWELL: Authorities tell us that security protocols are in place and the safety of the staff is the highest priority. We'll have more updates as they come in. Now, staying in Southern California, they're bracing for those aftershocks that Ivan just talked about. Coming up, the reaction from two news anchors as they took shelter during the quake last night.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Down in the studio here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And it is going for quite a bit, everybody.
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BLACKWELL: Last hour, we spoke with Chef Tim Kilcoyne. He saw a mobile home catch fire after the 7.1 quake hit the area there in Southern California.
DEAN: Chef Tim traveled to Ridgecrest after the first earthquake struck on Thursday and he's helping feed those affected as well as first responders.
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DEAN: Thanks so much for being with us. Tell us what you've been seeing.
TIM KILCOYNE, DIRECTOR Of Chef Operations, WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN: So, you know, it's been -- right now, still lots of aftershocks coming. When we got on the ground, we started assessing the situation, seeing, you know, where meals needed for (ph) first responders, like you mentioned, as well as Red Cross shelters.
At the time yesterday mid-afternoon, you know, the shelter, there was zero people in the shelter. Everybody had gone back home after the earthquake from the day before, the 6.4, and then, you know, the 7.1 hit last night.
And, you know, that was -- I mean, at the time I was in my hotel room getting ready for today to be able to come and help start some meals and everything for everybody and, you know, myself and my team, we got, you know, thrown around, had to exit the hotel and, you know, a few hours later, we got a call from Red Cross and, you know, there was 120, 130 people that were in the shelter at that point. So it's -- you know, it was definitely a big one.
BLACKWELL: So there has been a need since the most recent quake. How many people, if you're keeping count, have you served since you've arrived for the, I guess, 4th of July quake?
KILCOYNE: So we actually arrived yesterday afternoon to start. So today was going to be our first day serving. You know, in the beginning after the 6.4, everything seemed kind of under control. In talking to, you know, the EOC (ph) and Red Cross, there didn't necessarily seem to be the need for us to come out right away. However, you know, they were anticipating and potentially expecting a large, you know, what we thought, aftershock or, you know, what turned out to be a larger earthquake.
[09:25:00] You know, so they kind of kept us at bay, you know, kind of, you know, ready to activate if need be ...
KILCOYNE: And yesterday morning, talked to them and they said, you know, you should come out. Just even if it's a small number that's in the shelter, we can, you know, help out and everything. And so we came out this way to activate and, you know, we're here on the ground and it was a good time that we were here. So ...
BLACKWELL: Well, we are -- we are certainly glad that you are there doing good work for people who need you. I mean, we heard that there are people who are afraid ...
BLACKWELL: ... to go back into their homes and ...
BLACKWELL: ... they're going to need somewhere where they can get some help, some sustenance, a good meal.
BLACKWELL: Chef Tim Kilcoyne, thanks so much for being with us this morning.
KILCOYNE: Yes. Thank you.
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BLACKWELL: We're now getting reports of some pretty extensive damage in Ridgecrest. Homes swayed there, multiple fires broke out, some injuries reported as well.
DEAN: Thankfully, though, there were no deaths. A homeowner in Ridgecrest describes the exact moment the violent shaking began.
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BRETT TANNER, RIDGECREST RESIDENT: It's been a little crazy the last 24 hours, but we happened to all be outside. We live on acreage kind of overlooking the town and we were all outside just letting the grandkids play and the cars just started dancing, the dogs were freaking out, the cattle behind us were going nuts and it's just been everybody standing outside since.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you just stayed there and rode it out?
TANNER: Yes. There was, I mean, nowhere to go. They got helicopters flying up everywhere checking the lines. We can see a few plumes of smoke down in town. Same thing we had yesterday. We saw a house fire. It looked like maybe two of them tonight.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you still have power?
TANNER: We have power at our house. We didn't lose power yesterday. We didn't lose power tonight. There were some major flashes on the power lines when the second quake was going on, the 7.1, but other than that, we've had uninterrupted power. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And was there any damage either in the house or around where you can see?
TANNER: In our house, we lost a lot of stuff yesterday. As a precaution, we pulled a lot of stuff off the shelves, took all the pictures down. So we didn't really lose anything. A few things -- the refrigerator doors opened up again and some things fell, but other than that, we were pretty secured.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You said --- you said the grandkids were playing around. What are you guys doing as a family tonight?
TANNER: Well, my daughters didn't want to go home yesterday, so they stayed the night here and kids have been kind of cooped up all day and so we just had them out riding their bikes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And what are you going to do tonight?
TANNER: We don't know yet. No one's wanting to go in the house, so I don't know if we're going to stay out in the yard all night or pull the RV around and stay in it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've spoken to quite a few residents of Ridgecrest at this stage and I spoke to some who said they were on a mattress inside their house, but ready to jump out last night and many were doing that last night. I've spoken to some who say tonight they're moving to their cars. I mean, are you considering anything like that?
TANNER: We definitely might stay outside. Last night, we didn't get any sleep because every time an aftershock would hit, we'd -- our daughter's got a new grandbaby, so we'd run back to help her and by the time we'd get to her, the aftershock would be done. But other than that, we don't really have a plan.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How are the grandkids handling it? What do you say to them?
TANNER: Well, my grandkids -- my grandson's getting ready to turn three and he was a lot more freaked out yesterday. The news keeps talking about the big one that could be coming. So he's a little nervous about that, so we've been trying to reassure him that it's going to be OK. Tonight didn't help that because it was definitely bigger tonight than last night.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I guess -- I guess he's learning to be a Californian in some ways.
TANNER: No, he definitely is.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How's your -- how's your outlook on the whole thing? I mean, it sounds like you've had possibly a better time of it than many other residents of Ridgecrest, but just how do you feel about this, not knowing exactly, you know, where this goes from here?
TANNER: I'm born and raised here in Ridgecrest. We've had earthquakes throughout the years. I don't think it's as bad as people are showing. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK.
TANNER: It seems to be played up just a little bit, but there's definitely some -- we had a friend lose a house yesterday and some classic cars. There's definitely damage in town, but ...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, look, I can tell you what we're showing right now. We're showing a burning house ...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... because what we're concerned about is the ruptured, you know, gas -- the gas leaks, the ruptured gas lines and we have at least one instance of a mobile home catching fire. So we're looking at that and we're looking at early reports of any damage around the city.
TANNER: Yes. Definitely. I saw that on the news earlier today. I had another friend call to check on us and he had had a natural gas line ruptured into his house. So he had it shut off. He didn't have a fire, but I can -- like as we're talking here, the helicopters are flying above checking the main power lines. A lot of the city lights are still on. I can see emergency vehicles all through town, but other than that, up here, it's -- other than the aftershocks, it's regular ol' Friday night.
[09:30:00] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And a question I've been meaning to ask, did you get any kind of warning either yesterday or today about this that this might come from USGS or other authorities?
TANNER: We didn't get any warnings at all. We've been watching the news, USGS going on about it. But I saw earlier today they were doing a countdown. So, we were kind of waiting for one to happen and it never hit but definitely the aftershocks are nonstop. We've had pretty significant ones.
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BLACKWELL: That conversation with our colleague Cyril Vanier a littler earlier. The news anchors went they went ducking for some shelter during last night's quake.
DEAN: The epicenter of the quake was 125 miles from their studios in the Los Angeles area. But the power of the tremor was still evident.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Here, we're making sure that nothing is going to come down in the studio here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. And it is going for quite a bit, everybody. It continues to rattle. It's pretty strong here.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's a very strong earthquake. 8:21 here on the air. We're experiencing very strong shaking. I think we need to get under the desk. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wow. All right. We're going to break.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We'll be right back. We'll be right back.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We'll be right back after this. Wow.
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DEAN: Thankfully, they were all right.
Well, park goers in California got more than an adventure at Disneyland last night. Coming up, hear from a man who was getting on a roller coaster when the earthquake hit.
DEAN: Well, it has been a difficult 48 hours for people in Ridgecrest, California, near the epicenter of two earthquakes this week.
And while no deaths have been reported, multiple fires have broken out. Homes swayed and foundations cracked and many are still without power.
BLACKWELL: Ridgecrest's mayor says that there are a lot of people who, as we heard from the guest with Sara Sidner a little while ago of people who, Jaye and Mary (ph) Jo that they really don't want to be in their homes because they're afraid of the roof coming down. They're not confident in the integrity of the home.
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TANNER: It's been a little crazy the last 24 hours. But we happen to be all outside. We live on acreage kind of overlooking the town and we were all outside just letting our grand kids play and the cars just started dancing.
The adults were freaking out. The cattle behind us were going nuts. And it just has been -- everybody (ph) standing outside since.
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DEAN: Now earlier we spoke with a man who was at Disneyland getting on a roller coaster when that earthquake hit.
BLACKWELL: He explained how Disney workers were able to get all of those guests to safety. Watch.
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DEAN: So, you're on Space Mountain when the earthquake starts, what happened?
DAN MARTINEZ, AT DISNEYLAND DURING EARTHQUAKE (on the phone): Hey there, good morning. So, we are on Space Mountain. We are on our way up in the space port, if you will, and all of a sudden things stopped.
And as we were kind of noticing things kind of go to a halt, we kind of figured somebody maybe was adjusting themselves like in the back. Because they're bucket seats so you're kind of really sat down. But all of a sudden, the lights turned on and -- like you just saw the Disney employees like go quick into action.
You saw them dart through and they said we'll be right back for you. We're going inside. So, they darted through.
And once we got our duo that came and kind of rescued us out we actually had the lights go -- another pair of lights go back on to kind of guide us through the steps because there are actually steps on the incline. And they actually had to take us row by row, and pull us up from the cart at the incline.
So, keep in mind, we're kind of leaning back at this entire point. They pulled us up and we had jump over to the steps and while wait for each row to be cleared from each vehicle at Space Mountain.
BLACKWELL: So, Dan, I can imagine, if you're on a rollercoaster and an earthquake hits, you don't really know where this rumble is coming from as you just suggested you don't know if someone behind you was kind of adjusted themselves in their bucket seat. At what point did you know or were you told why you were being pulled off this ride?
MARTINEZ: Well, I will say that is the one thing that -- one piece of credit that I'll give the Disney employees. They didn't tell us right away what was going on which kind of calm us down a little bit, I guess. We weren't so panic, but once we got to encounter some other people that were waiting in like the extended queue area, they said they felt the space ship that is above everybody kind of start shaking and just rock back and forth.
So, once we heard that, we were like, what? And so right away, I got on my phone and I saw on Twitter that the USGS was reporting the 7.1 number at the time.
DEAN: Had you thought about this at all just because of the fact that the 6.4 earthquake came the day before? Did this enter your mind at all when you're going on roller coasters at Disneyland? Or, you know, you're 150 miles plus south, maybe you didn't.
MARTINEZ: You know, we did think about it actually. I picked up my friend at the airport in Phoenix this -- yesterday morning. And what my first question to her actually we -- and drove up to pick her I said, hey do you still want to go to California? I know the earthquake just happened I don't mind kind of readjusting our plans.
And we both were like, no, let's just give it a shot. However, once we figured -- once we figured out that another earthquake had happened. We kind of -- we're a little more wary and are keeping ourselves a little bit more updated with the news and we've downloads apps to make sure we can kind of track things as best as we can. We've even did some precautions here in the hotel overnight, making sure we have a quick way to exit if needed. (END VIDEO CLIP)
DEAN: We're also hearing from some of the Ridgecrest residents that experienced that earthquake right there by the epicenter. Officials say that hundreds are staying at local shelters.
BLACKWELL: I want you to meet Valerie Taylor. She lived through Hurricane Katrina. And she tells CNN affiliate KBAK what it was like now to live through her first earthquake.
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VALERIE TAYLOR, EVACUEE: I have a past experience. I'm from New Orleans. I'm from Louisiana and I experienced Hurricane Katrina. So this is the first experience with the earthquake in California. And the way it has turned our house up and saw the -- all the pictures on the walls and everything turned over on us.
We live in the top floor in an apartment complex. So, we were all trying to come out the home and we shaking down the stairs with our kids.
And we just thank God that we have a relief center here in Ridgecrest, California, that's able to allow and to take care of us and watch over us.
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BLACKWELL: You can imagine the fear that triggered --
BLACKWELL: -- with that earthquake last night. We'll have continuing coverage, obviously, of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake all morning long.
DEAN: Meantime, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman is launching a probe into customs and border protection officials, after vulgar, racist and offensive posts and pictures were discovered on Facebook pages. More on that, after the break.
BLACKWELL: The House Homeland Security Committee chair is calling for an investigation after two secret Facebook groups linked to border patrol agents were found.
DEAN: Those groups contain vulgar, racist and offensive posts and pictures. CNN also obtained emails that show border agents allegedly trying to humiliate a Honduran migrant in their custody.
CNN's Natasha Chen joins us now live from El Paso, Texas. Good morning to you, Natasha.
NATASHA CHEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Jessica and Victor. [09:45:00]
Yes, we're talking about an incident from March 5th allegedly, where one border patrol agent witnessed co-workers handing a handwritten note to a Honduran migrant that said, I like men in Spanish, as this migrant was paraded through that facility. The witnessing agent approached co-workers and said that was unprofessional, brought it up to a senior border patrol agent that evening but nothing was done.
According to these emails obtained by our colleague Nick Valencia and according to these emails, this witnessing agent also feels that this particular moment was just one of several incidents exhibiting poor behavior toward the migrants. And this is something that DHS acting secretary Kevin McAleenan has called for an investigation on to just explore what exactly happened here.
Now about those Facebook groups like you said now we know of at least two, and the second one, The Real CBP, we know of a couple of memes that were sent to our colleagues specifically making light of separating migrant families. And some of the comments are directed at Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One meme shows her pointing to a drinking fountain with the caption, is this a toilet?
And, of course, that refers to her comment last week where she was told by migrants in one particular facility that they were made to drink from toilets. So this group allegedly also contains demeaning comments and posts about Asians and African-Americans.
A CBP spokes person has said that these allege posts do not reflect the values of the agency. So, very serious allegations going on and investigations into both the potential humiliation of migrants as well as these Facebook groups.
Facebook did say yesterday that they had to remove some content from of this second group, The Real CBP, for violating some of its policies.
Jessica and Victor, back to you.
BLACKWELL: Reporting (ph) questions need answers. Natasha Chen for us there. Natasha, thank you.
DEAN: Coco Gauff is one tough cookie. The 15-year-old tennis phenom showed some real grit at Wimbledon. Team USA shrugging off new criticism that they're too confident.
BLACKWELL: Also a private ceremony at Windsor Castle is turning it to a royal pain for the British news media. We'll explain why after a break.
DEAN: Plus, if you liked any of our previous decade series and you love movies get ready for our new original series called "THE MOVIES." The series will give you the behind -- the stories behind the movies you love starting with the most iconic films from the '80s. You'll hear from actors, directors and people who brought your favorite scenes to life. "THE MOVIES" premiers Sunday, July 7th, at 9:00 Eastern right here on CNN.
BLACKWELL: So this was the scene at Windsor Castle a short time ago. Crowds have been gathering outside hoping to get a glimpse of baby Archie, the son of the duke and duchess of Sussex, expected to be there as baby Archie is christened today.
DEAN: A private ceremony is set to take place inside the chapel exactly two months after Archie was announced to the world by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But the news media is not invited.
CNN's Max Foster has details.
MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): So far we've had limited sightings of baby Archie, so royal fans are holding out for a clear shot of his face this weekend.
EMILY NASH, ROYAL EDITOR, HELLO! MAGAZINE: We have had a few little glimpses of him, but everyone wants to see how he's developing, how he's growing, and it's such a happy occasion.
FOSTER: The couple have organized a small private ceremony at a chapel inside Windsor Castle. No media allowed though they will have a personal photographer there and will release pictures after the event.
This lack of media access has sparked criticism among some British newspapers and politicians, calling out the couple for refusing to allow public access to the christening when $3 million of taxpayer money is being used to renovate their private family homes.
LUKE POLLARD, BRITISH LABOUR MP: But when you're still taking millions of pounds worth of public money, money that could be spent on schools and hospitals to upgrade and refurbish what is luxury palaces, you've got to ask yourself what are the public getting in return?
FOSTER: But there has been a counter backlash from the army of Meghan and Harry fans on social media, known as the Sussex Squad.
GOLDBURN P. MAYNARD, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE: I don't see any kind of contradiction between there being taxpayer funding or public funding and the royals asking for some privacy.
FOSTER: Professor Goldburn Maynard he describes himself as an ally of the Sussex Squad claims Meghan faces unfair scrutiny because of her background.
MAYNARD: The default when it comes to Meghan because she is a foreigner and she's not royal from the society, et cetera, is that when she does something, she's doing something that's wrong.
FOSTER: While it may be angering some, the Sussexes seem to have decided to keep baby Archie's life as private as possible.
Max Foster, CNN Windsor, England.
DEAN: Team USA is one day away from going for back to back World Cup titles.
BLACKWELL: But they just seem to continue to get this criticism. Vince, what is it about this time?
VINCE CELLINI, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: They seem to thrive on it though.
DEAN: Yes, that's true.
CELLINI: It's really galvanized the team. So, whatever it is it's working for them. You could say that no women's soccer team has faced more scrutiny/criticism than team USA at the women's World Cup this year, but they've also been tested along the way, some close matches since advancing to the knock out stage. So, when asked if the team is -- quote -- "overconfident" co-captain Alex Morgan said no.
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ALEX MORGAN, USWNT CO-CAPTAIN: Our route to the final has been the most difficult that this program has ever seen, and so in terms of that and seeing the games be pretty close in the score lines, I don't know how we could possibly be -- possibly be overly confident.
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CELLINI: Team USA playing the Netherlands for the World Cup crown 11:00 Eastern Time tomorrow morning.
Well, we've seen the tennis phenom Cori "Coco" Gauff at Wimbledon cruising through the first two rounds and now we know we've got some warrior in there as well. Down 5-2 in the second set yesterday, the 15-year-old American faced two match points against Polona Hercog, battled back, won both those points. Went on to capture the second in a tie break and in the third staved off a comeback from Hercog pulling out an impressive and grueling three-set win.
And despite all the attention, this teen is still humbled.
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COCO GAUFF, ADVANCES TO ROUND OF 16 AT WIMBLEDON: I kind of not try to think of it as my destiny or whatever. Because if I feel like if I do think about it like that, then my head's going to get big. Because, you know, I'm always hearing oh, you're going to do this one day and do that one day. And then if I kind of relax now then that won't happen.
So, I kind of just try not to think about it like that. I just take it one tournament at a time.
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CELLINI: Talent and maturity. No down time for Coco though. She has a mixed doubles match today and then it's back on the court for the singles in the round of 16 Monday against seven seed Simona Halep.
And the news NBA fans have been waiting for, Kawhi Leonard headed to Los Angeles, not as a Laker, instead a four-year $142 million contract with the Clippers according to ESPN and Yahoo Sports. Leonard had also considered the Lakers and returning to the Raptors after winning a title in Toronto. He is the first reigning MVP in the finals to leave and head to another team next season.
The Clippers reportedly trading for Oklahoma City star forward Paul George as well. Leonard wanted him, in exchange for two players, five first round picks. This reshapes the NBA landscape and now L.A. has even more star power.
DEAN: All right. That's true, Vince. Thank you.
BLACKWELL: Thank you, Vince.
DEAN: This morning residents in Ridgecrest, California, are waking up and surveying the damage after another massive earthquake hits their area. Stay with us, CNN NEWSROOM continues after the break.