Tuesday, January 31, 2023

6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California, USA; this we know

And earthquake Magnitude 6.4 was recorded on the north coast this Tuesday CaliforniaReported the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its abbreviation in English).

earthquake According to the USGS, it occurred in the sea very close to the coast and had a depth of 16.1 km.

Officials indicated that it occurred approximately 7.4 km west-southwest of Ferndale, CaliforniaAbout a four-hour drive north of San Francisco.

vibrations It was recorded at 02:34 local time and was followed by two aftershocks, one of magnitude 4.6 and the other 3.1.

It should be noted that the USGS reported about a dozen smaller aftershocks in the area on its website.

No injuries or significant material damage has been reported so far.

Thousands left without power in California earthquake

Due to this condition, thousands of power outages and bridges were reported to be damaged.

In Ferndale and surrounding Humboldt County, more than 55,000 homes and businesses lost power as of early Tuesday, according to power grid monitoring website Poweroutageus.com.

independent system operator of Californiawhich oversees most of the state’s power grid, issued an emergency advisory for the region earthquake,

KAEF television channel reporter Dania Romero tweeted: “Earthquake collapses road, blocks access to Fernbridge.”

In other places, such as Río del, users of social networks reported some gas leaks and a collapse of a structure.

Photos and videos posted on social media showed broken windows, goods thrown from shelves in homes and a supermarket aisle littered with spilled produce.

Some people on social media said on social media that the app’s warning woke them up earthquake MyShake on his phone.

The quake comes about a year after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore in the Cape Mendocino region, also to the north. California,

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