California earthquake, magnitude of earthquake in California, damages of earthquake in California
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Northern California early Tuesday morning, waking people, the US Geological Survey said, and tens of thousands lost power afterwards.
Two injuries were reported after the earthquake, which occurred around 2:34 a.m. near Ferndale, a small community about 213 miles northwest of San Francisco. The nature of the injuries has not yet been clarified, although both people injured are expected to recover, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by CBS News.
After the quake, more than 71,000 customers were reportedly without power in the surrounding area, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks outages across the country.
The quake also damaged roads and buildings throughout Humboldt County, located northeast of Ferndale, according to county emergency services personnel. In a tweet, the office advised local residents to prepare for possible aftershocks, which are common after a significant earthquake and can be “damaging or deadly” despite generally being smaller than the original ones, the US Geological Survey says. USA, and have them check for gas. and water leaks at home.
The Humboldt County Sheriff later confirmed that roads and homes in the Eel River Valley, just a few miles from Ferndale, were particularly affected by the quake. As the sheriff’s office issued its latest update Tuesday morning, assessments were still underway to assess the full extent of the damage, the office said, adding that “numerous” leaks on gas and water lines had been reported.
“This is a Humboldt Alert,” the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services wrote on Twitter around 5:30 a.m. m. (Pacific time). “Due to a large earthquake, widespread damage to roads and homes is reported throughout Humboldt County.”
“Be prepared for aftershocks,” the alert continued. “Check gas and water lines for damage or leaks. Be careful if you travel.”
People living in the area have been asked to report any gas leaks to PG&E, where they can also get more information about power restoration plans, the emergency services office said, adding that residents should direct your questions about your water supply and individual water issues. districts that service their properties.
Before sharing the alert, the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services posted an initial tweet acknowledging the massive quake. At the time, he noted that “there was no power throughout the county” and said the quake was not expected to produce a subsequent tsunami. According to the USGS, an earthquake with a magnitude less than 6.5 is unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
“DO NOT CALL 911 UNLESS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY,” the office of emergency services wrote in its original tweet, which arrived around 3 a.m. local time, shortly after the earthquake Read More…….