6.4 Quake In Northern California!

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By BStigers on December 21, 2022.

A 6.4 Magnitude earthquake occurred in Humboldt County overnight with some reported damage to certain highways near Ferndale. Over 70 thousand electric service customers have lost power with PG&E addressing the situation as an emergency. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:34 a.m. PT, was in the Pacific about 15 miles from Fortuna, a city of about 12,000 people in Humboldt County, part of California’s forested Redwood Coast. Fortuna is near Eureka and about a 280-mile drive northwest of Sacramento. Many residents have reported minor damages and emergency agencies are reporting some bridge and highway damages. 

More than three dozen smaller quakes – as powerful as a 4.6 magnitude – struck the area afterward. Tuesday’s temblor comes a year after a 6.2 magnitude quake struck just off Humboldt County’s Cape Mendocino on December 20, 2021, and caused minor damage to buildings in the area.