DEVELOPING STORY: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California, the United States Geological Service reported Monday.
The quake struck at a depth of 5.6 miles in the Pacific Ocean about 24 miles west of Petrolia at 12:10 p.m. local time, according to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services.
Smaller aftershocks were recorded around Petrolia, Ferndale, Shelter Cove, and Rio Dell.
“There is no threat of tsunami at this time,” the county reports.
Officials said there were no immediate reports of injuries but there are reports of damage in Ferndale.
?BREAKING NEWS… New damage pic from Valley Grocery in #Ferndale #California. MAGNITUDE 6.2 (classified as a “strong” quake) #Earthquake struck off coast of Petrolia, CA around 3:15pm ET (12:15pm PT). Windows shattered, water pipes broken. #BreakingNews @wlwt #quake #Humboldt pic.twitter.com/o4oHi4Tv66— Steve Norris (@SteveNorrisTV) December 20, 2021
?BREAKING NEWS… MORE DAMAGE from strong 6.2 magnitude #California #Earthquake. WINDOWS BROKEN in buildings in #Ferndale in #Humboldt Co. Here’s the Transcon Engineering building on Main St. #BreakingNews @wlwt #quake pic.twitter.com/FhUzSn0CPl— Steve Norris (@SteveNorrisTV) December 20, 2021
?BREAKING NEWS… MORE DAMAGE from #California #Earthquake that struck at 12:15pm PT (3:15pm ET). Multiple buildings along Main St. in #Ferndale with broken windows. #Humboldt County. 6.2 MAGNITUDE..a strong quake that happened just 24 miles off CA coast. #BreakingNews @wlwt pic.twitter.com/jGXPMmQVOK— Steve Norris (@SteveNorrisTV) December 20, 2021
?BREAKING NEWS… NEW VIDEO from what appears to be a #California salon after STRONG 6.2 MAGNITUDE #EARTHQUAKE just struck off California. “Moderate” to “Strong” shaking. #BreakingNews @wlwt pic.twitter.com/NeN9Bb69ug— Steve Norris (@SteveNorrisTV) December 20, 2021