State Operations Center activated

Cal OES Activates SOC in Support of Ridgecrest Earthquake in Southern California

SACRAMENTO – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has activated the State Operations Center to provide assistance to Kern County in response to the magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest.

Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Inland Region personnel are currently working with various response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs.

For more information about this event, and emergency preparedness, please visit and follow us on Twitter @Cal_OES and the U.S. Geological Survey @USGS.

Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) 2017 wildfires, and statewide wildfire siege in 2018 . Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

One thought on “Cal OES Activates SOC in Support of Ridgecrest Earthquake in Southern California

  • July 5, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I just moved to Inyokern this June. No one is mentioning that 4 residences have suffered well & water-tank damage, during yesterday’s earthquake & numerous aftershocks! There are no emergency protocols for Inyokern residents and not even a Volunteer EPO! The well water was crystal clear, but now is light brown. Will it be tested? How do we access help in getting the water-tanks repaired or replaced! I have been out of water since yesterday!


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