A road is damaged from an earthquake Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Trona, Calif. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of aftershocks. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

The July 4th 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Southern California had the entire region rocked with people as far as Las Vegas feeling the temblor. With the quake, several celebs took to social media to talk about what they felt.

Ava DuVernay, Gabrielle Union, Mariah Carey, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were all rattled by the seismic event that struck near the Mojave Desert, just a short distance from Los Angeles. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as being a 6.6 magnitude quake.

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DuVernay, a native Angeleno, said although she’s experienced earthquakes before, this one literally broke new ground.

But Carey, coming from New York, Carey said she is not use to earthquakes and wondered what to do.

Union added a bit of levity to the scary moment.

Meanwhile Johnson was thinking of others and praying that everyone was ok.

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The quake touched down about 150 miles from LA near the town of Ridgecrest, California, which is also close to the Mojave Desert. Some 15 million people reportedly felt it. The town of Ridgecrest declared a state of Emergency on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. More quakes could be in store in the coming days, seismologists say.

“We should be expecting lots of aftershocks and some of them will be bigger than the 3s we’ve been having so far,” U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones told a news conference. “I think the chance of having a magnitude 5…is probably greater than 50-50,” she said.

The quake could be felt across Nevada and up the Pacific Coast in California. Only few injuries and minimal damage was reported. But Patients at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital were evacuated “out of an abundance of caution,” hospital Chief Executive James Suver told the Lost Angeles Times. 

Lester Holt of NBC News has seen his fair share of weather disasters just by being a news anchor. On Thursday, Holt reported from Santa Monica, and described what the earthquake felt like.

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