DEVELOPING STORY: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern California early Tuesday morning causing damage and knocking out the power to thousands of homes. There is no immediate word on injuries.
The quake, recorded at 2:34 a.m. PT, was centered in the Pacific just off the coast, about 7.5 miles from the coastal Humboldt County city of Ferndale, the survey said. That’s about a 20-mile drive southwest of Eureka and a 280-mile drive northwest of Sacramento.
Video shows heavy damage in the town of Ferndale.
The sheriff’s department posted a message on social media urging people not to call 9-11 unless the emergency is dire.
Caroline Titus, the publisher of the Ferndale Express, posted video from inside her home showing lots of damage.
This page will be updated throughout the morning.
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Our home is a 140-year-old Victorian. The north/south shaking is very evident in what fell. This was our coffee station. Sorry for dark video. Power still out. #ferndaleca #earthquake pic.twitter.com/md1WKCS58Z— Caroline Titus (@caroline95536) December 20, 2022
6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck Humboldt County in the early hours of the morning. Fernbridge is currently blocked off. #humboldt #earthquake #ferndale #fernbridge pic.twitter.com/WONUnUY6OK— daniaromerotv (@daniaromerotv) December 20, 2022
Here’s another, #earthquake #humboldt pic.twitter.com/dZ41pSECCg— Gold Leaf Media (@goldleafmedia) December 20, 2022
Clip I just got of Downtown Fortuna from the Earthquake. pic.twitter.com/pCdlhQqd12— Gold Leaf Media (@goldleafmedia) December 20, 2022