Northern California earthquake near Ferndale, Eureka: Outages reported


A preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook northern California early Tuesday, shaking residents, damaging infrastructure and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Officials said at least two people were injured in the quake, which damaged buildings and roads in Humboldt County, about 250 miles north of San Francisco.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:34 a.m. PT in Pacific waters about 7.5 miles west of Ferndale at a depth of more than 16 miles. The city is located 12 miles south of Eureka, near the California and Oregon state line.

USGS he warned The 6.4 magnitude quake was followed by “many” aftershocks, including some that could reach magnitude 4. More than two dozen aftershocks were recorded on the USGS website, most below 4 degrees.



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