Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Evacuated, “Not Mission Capable” Following 7.1 California Quake

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Evacuated, “Not Mission Capable” Following 7.1 California Quake By Sean Walton Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was evacuated and deemed incapable of conducting missions following a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California Friday evening. On the base’s Facebook page, officials said personnel were in the midst of checking for any infrastructure damage following Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor. Around 8:19 p.m. Friday, the 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 11 miles north, northeast of Ridgecrest. “NAWS China Lake is not mission capable until further notice; however,…

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