Newsom calls California earthquakes a 'wake-up call' for US to be more prepared

Newsom calls California earthquakes a 'wake-up call' for US to be more prepared
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California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomAnti-vaccine protester charged after allegedly throwing menstrual blood at California lawmakers California could become next no-kill state as governor puts budget funds toward ending euthanizing California governor proposes 2 billion budget MORE (D) reportedly said that last week's earthquakes should be a warning to officials across the state, and country, to strengthen alert systems and building codes. 

“It is a wake-up call for the rest of the state and other parts of the nation, frankly,” Newsom said at a news conference Saturday, according to an Associated Press report

Southern California was hit by two earthquakes last week. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the region Friday night, following a 6.4 magnitude quake on Thursday. 

Friday's earthquake is the largest to his Southern California in at least 20 years, the AP reports. 


No fatalities or major injuries were reported, but there is damage includes burning buildings, broken roads, obstructed railroad tracks and leaking water and gas lines, according to the news service.  

Newsom also told reporters Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE offered to help with recovery efforts in the area. 

"There’s no question we don’t agree on everything, but one area where there’s no politics, where we work extremely well together, is our response to emergencies,” Newsom had said.