Firefighters the morning after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest, California July 6. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Two of the largestearthquakes to hit California in the past two decades took place less than two days apart this week.
The impact: No fatalities or injuries have been reported for either earthquake — but the latest 7.1 quake caused "multiple structure fires, thousands of power outages, road ruptures and water and gas leaks," per WashPost.
A major explosion has slammed central Beirut, Lebanon, damaging buildings as far as several miles away and injuring scores of people.
Driving the news: The cause of the explosion is unknown. It's also unclear how many people were killed or wounded, but the Lebanese Red Cross has told AP that casualties number in the hundreds. Reuters reports that at least 10 people have been killed, citing security sources.