Two people have died as a result of an earthquake in northern California, the road has buckled, and injuries have been sustained
There was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit the Northern California coast early Tuesday morning. Two people were killed, gas leaks were reported, glass was shattered, thousands were without power, one highway buckled, and residents were left feeling queasy after dozens of aftershocks.
At least 12 other people have been injured in Norther California earthquake
According to the Humboldt County Sheriff, a press conference was held in the afternoon to report that two people, ages 72 and 83, both died as a result of medical emergencies as a result of the earthquake. As well as confirming that at least 12 other people have been injured, the sheriff also said that this number is expected to rise.
US Geological Survey has reported that a strong earthquake struck at 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, a little more than 8 miles west-southwest of Ferndale, a small city within Humboldt County that is roughly 200 miles northwest of San Francisco and close to the Pacific Ocean.
The earthquake’s epicenter was at a depth of about 10 miles
Despite being just off the coast at a depth of about ten miles, there was no risk of a tsunami as the epicenter was at a depth of about 10 miles. In the surrounding areas of Fortuna and Rio Dell – the other hardest-hit towns – there have been at least 80 aftershocks recorded in the last 24 hours. Within the next week, there is a 13% chance that there will be an earthquake measuring 5.0 or greater, according to officials.
It was a big deal for Humboldt County, according to William Honsal, the county’s attorney. There are going to be some big ones, but this is not the big one. This is just a wake-up call for us to prepare ourselves for the big one that will follow.”
911 calls in concern about gas leaks and power outages flooded the sheriff’s office, as people were concerned about gas leaks and power outages. Over 70,000 PG&E customers were without power according to the outage map provided by the company. In the dark of Tuesday night, the number of customers with power was down to just 30,000.
Despite the fact that there have been more damaging tremors, the residents were on edge. The porch of a house in Rio Dell, which is nearby, collapsed. A Safeway store had a problem with shampoo bottles falling off the shelf. Broken glass was reported in various parts of the region as a result of the storm. An on-air reporter in Fortuna shared pictures of storefronts that had been damaged as a result of the storm.
As a result of the quake, the system used on the West Coast detects the start of a quake and sends an alert to people’s cell phones in the affected region to give them time to take precautions before the shaking becomes too strong for them to handle.