Monday, June 5, 2023

6.4 magnitude earthquake in California; power outage tops 71,000

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern California early Tuesday, waking residents, damaging infrastructure and cutting power to thousands of homes and businesses.

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

The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 2:34 a.m. in the waters of the Pacific Ocean about 7.5 miles west of Ferndale at a depth of 16 miles. The city is near the California and Oregon state line, about 19 miles south of Eureka.

usgs warning “Many” aftershocks occurred in the wake of the earthquake, some of which could reach magnitude 4. More than two dozen aftershocks were recorded on the USGS website, most of which were less than magnitude 4.

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