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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Damage on Northern California Coast

The US Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred on the Northern California coastline near Eureka.

The earthquake happened on Tuesday morning, with the epicenter located offshore of Humboldt County in California.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tweeted widespread damage to homes and roads throughout the county.

Based on the epicenter location, the towns of Fortuna and Ferndale may also be impacted, including the famous Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services said two injuries had been confirmed, and more than 70,000 people are without power.

Besides, residents reported property damage in rural areas and gas leaks around the region.

The US Geological Survey also reported at least 13 aftershocks within 45 minutes after the original 6.4 earthquakes.

It also included a 4.6 magnitude quake in the town of Rio Dell on Tuesday morning.

The ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System woke up and notified thousands of people in Bay Area about the earthquake through smartphones.

The USGS co-operates with the warning system.

Fortunately, the National Weather Service has ruled out a tsunami risk.

On its Twitter page, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office stated that power is out across the county.

The agency also wasn’t sure when the power would be restored fully.

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Reananda Hidayat Permono
Reananda Hidayat Permono
Completed his Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

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