6.4 magnitude earthquake in California leaves 64,000 homes without power

A strong tremor that reached a magnitude of 6.4 shook the northern coast of California, United States, this morning and left more than 64,000 homes without electricity in Humboldt County, representing 65 percent of homes, international media reported.

As reported by the United States Geological Institute (USGS), the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the sea, twelve kilometers west of the town of Ferndale, with about 15,000 inhabitants, in Humboldt County, about 350 kilometers north of San Francisco.

So far no serious damage or injuries have been reported.

The tremor was recorded at 02:34 hours (10:34 GMT), had a depth of 16.1 kilometers and was followed by numerous aftershocks, one of which reached a magnitude of 4.6, according to the USGS.

The California Highway Patrol has received notices that the shaking has caused cracks in an access bridge to Ferndale, local media reported.

Source: International media


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