Northern California Hit With 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Northern California Hit With 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake

A 6.4 earthquake magnitude ripped the Richter scale in Northern California around 2:34 am Tuesday.

It caused widespread damage, including extensive damage to roads and homes, and left more than 70 thousand Humboldt County residents without power, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office posted on Twitter that no tsunami is expected at this time.

Dispatchers responded to two calls of two people injured. One patient suffered a broken bone, and the other a head injury. Both are expected to recover, said Samantha Karges, public information officer for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

At the time of the report, no fatalities were reported.

Karges added that most of the damage is in Rio Dell, Fortuna, Ferndale, and Scotia in the Eel River Valley and that Pacific Gas & Electric is working to restore power.

However, “there is no time available” for when services will be restored, Karges added.

The county also has several gas leaks and damage to water lines. PG&E posted on Twitter that it “initiated its emergency response plan, and crews are responding to gas and electric hazards.”

Some residents said they received an electronic quake alert on their phones before the earthquake started.

“That earthquake was insane … a good 15-20 seconds of shaking,” one resident tweeted.

“That was a big one. Power is now out in #ferndaleca. House is a mess,” a Ferndale resident tweeted, along with a photo that showed broken items in her home.

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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