6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern California

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred in the Eureka region of Northern California on Tuesday morning, causing injury to at least two people, damage to roads and homes, and power outages for thousands. The earthquake was strong enough to wake up local residents. The US Geological Survey reported the event.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located approximately 15 miles off the coast of Fortuna, a city in Humboldt County, Northern California. Fortuna is situated near Eureka and is around 280 miles northwest of Sacramento. The quake occurred at 2:34 a.m. Pacific Time.

According to the US Geological Survey, the area experienced over three dozen smaller earthquakes with magnitudes as high as 4.6 following the initial quake. This event comes approximately a year after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Humboldt County’s Cape Mendocino, causing minor damage to local structures.

A majority of homes and businesses in Humboldt County lost power on Tuesday morning, with over 71,000 outages reported by 11 a.m. Pacific Time. This affected around 99,000 customers in the county, according to PowerOutage.us.

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