Powerful 6.4 magnitude tremor shakes California

A massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California early Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

That “Notable” quake occurred about seven miles west-southwest of Ferndale, a town of about 15,000 people 261 miles north of San Francisco, the USGS said at 5:45 a.m. which was 2:45 a.m. local time.

It prompted the agency’s early-earned “tremor alert,” but it wasn’t initially expected that there would be a damaging tsunami in the area This was announced by the National Weather Service.

There were no initial reports of widespread damage, but locals tweeted images of the aftermath, with more than 58,000 people in the area losing power, including Eureka and Fortuna.

USGS tweet.
The USGS tweeted about the “remarkable” quake at 5:45 a.m., or 2:45 a.m. local time in California.

“It was a big deal,” said Caroline Titus, a former Ferndale newspaper editor. tweeted along with video from fallen objects strewn on the floor of their home. “Home is a mess,” she said.

Local woman shows damage to her home.
Local woman shows damage to her home.
Twitter / @caroline95536

At least 13 aftershocks were reported within 45 minutes of the initial 6.4 magnitude tremor, according to the USGS.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/20/huge-6-4-magnitude-quake-hits-california/ Powerful 6.4 magnitude tremor shakes California


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing diza@ustimetoday.com.

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