A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Northern California’s Eureka area early Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake, recorded at 2:34 a.m. Pacific time, was centered in the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast, about 12 kilometers from the Humboldt County coastal city of Ferndale, about a 20-mile drive from Eureka. car southwest and 280 miles drive. northwest of Sacramento.
Many homes and businesses lost power early Tuesday in Humboldt County – about 55,000 blackouts were reported there, according to the utility tracker PowerOutage.us.
More than a dozen smaller earthquakes – as strong as 4.6 magnitude – hit the area after that, survey report.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there is currently no tsunami threat associated with the quake.
This is a developing story and will be updated.