6.4 magnitude earthquake causes Reports of widespread damage to homes and roads and tens of thousands lose power in Humboldt County, damage on Northern California coast
A large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted the Northern California coastline near Eureka on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, a shaker that caused structural damage, power outages and some injuries.
The earthquake occurred around 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday with the epicenter reported to be just offshore of Humboldt County in California.
“Due to a large earthquake, widespread damage to roads and homes are reported throughout Humboldt County,” the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office stated in a tweet.
Besides Eureka, the towns of Ferndale and Fortuna are nearby, based on the epicenter reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The popular Humboldt Redwoods State Park is also in the vicinity.
The county agency wasn’t sure when power would be fully restored.
“Two injuries have been confirmed,” emergency services officials said.