Well, it wasn't lost on conspiracy theorists that the 7.1 earthquake and its 6.4 foreshock a day earlier on the 4th of July were both epicentered in the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, a 1.1 million acre installation that's larger than Rhode Island. After the quake, the base was evacuated of non-essential personnel and declared "not mission capable until further notice." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Ridgecrest_earthquakes Conspiracy theorists tied this to geoengineering, weather weapons, and... bees? That would be a heck of a test that renders the base not mission capable, though conspiracy theorists could argue that the magnitude was bigger than planned, the way Castle Bravo's yield was 2.5 times bigger than predicted. My new favorite conspiracy theory site—"that is a frequent vehicle for Russian propaganda"—tied the earthquake to every recent news story.