A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California about an hour ago. The Eureka, California earthquake was also felt in nearby Ferndale, California. More information and a map are below. We also have information on a scanner live audio feed from the area. Updated to include videos.
Northern California has been rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. The quake hit close to Eureka, California at about 4:27 p.m. (PT) (7:27 p.m. ET). The quake hit about 25 miles from Eureka and ran about 10 miles deep. There are reports of power outages, but no reports of injuries at this time. It is being reported that some areas are being evacuated.
A similar earthquake hit the same area in 1994. That 6.7 magnitude earthquake killed about 70 people and injured about 9,000.
Aftershocks of today’s quake are being felt in Oregon and San Francisco. Smaller quakes have rattled the San Francisco over the last couple of days leading to concerns of larger aftershocks in the coming hours and days. There are currently no tsunami warning issued.
Residents of the area are describing this as a ‘monstrous’ quake that lasted a long time (about 10 seconds) and was a ‘rolling in all directions quake’ as opposed to a sharp, quick earthquake.
UC Berkeley seismologist Richard Allen said that the area where the earthquake occurred was in the Mendocino Triple Junction, where three tectonic plates collide, one of the most seismically active regions of the San Andreas transform system.
We will continue to follow and provide updates of the Eureka, California earthquake. We will also provide videos as they become available. For now, the most we know is that a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California.
You can listen to a scanner live audio feed here.
We have included a video you can watch about the Eureka, California earthquake below.
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6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California – Video