RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA - JULY 06: An employee works at the cash register at Eastridge Market, near broken bottles scattered on the floor, following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck in the area, on July 6, 2019 in Ridgecrest, California. The earthquake, which occurred July 5th, was the second large earthquake to hit the area in two days and the largest in Southern California in 20 years. The store has remained open since the 7.1 earthquake struck in an effort to serve the community. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Ridgecrest, California CNN  — 

A second major earthquake to hit Southern California in less than two days sent jittery residents out on the streets Friday night.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It comes a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered near Ridgecrest rattled the region. That earthquake has produced more than 1,400 aftershocks, scientists said.

Patients wheeled out into parking lot at a hospital in Ridgecrest, California, after an earthquake on Friday.

Shortly after the latest earthquake, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital wheeled out patients – some still hooked to their IV stands. Nurses tended to patients outside in the dark as sirens wailed. Hotels near the hospital suffered power outages, plunging the area in darkness.

In downtown Ridgecrest, firefighters battled the raging flames on a home, preventing them from hopscotching to other houses in the residential area.

Multiple fires and injuries have been reported in Ridgecrest – about 150 miles from Los Angeles – after Friday’s earthquake, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person said. The county has activated an emergency operations