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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes areas of California's north

At least two injuries were reported on Tuesday, but no deaths had been immediately reported, that were caused by the quake.
California Earthquake
Posted at 5:25 AM, Dec 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-20 16:20:00-05

FERNDALE, Calif. — Thousands were without power after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattled parts of northern California about 200 miles northwest of San Francisco early Tuesday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake happened at 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday near Ferndale, which is 260 miles from San Francisco.

The Associated Press reported at least two injuries, but no deaths on Tuesday.

Power outages affected around 70,000 people, while also damaging roads and homes.

Small amounts of damage to some buildings was also reported. A bridge that showed signs of damage in Ferndale was closed out of an abundance of caution.

In a tweet, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said no tsunami was expected.

The Associated Press reported Ferndale Police were attempting to close a bridge that was reported to have cracks by the California Highway Patrol, per KRCR-TV. There were reports of gas leaks, the news outlet reported.

Tuesday's quake comes after the town of El Cerrito experienced a magnitude 3.6 earthquake early Saturday morning, the Associated Press reported.

The region affected on Tuesday is a rural swath of the northern portion of the state that is home to California's iconic redwood forests, idyllic mountains and a university community.