Northern California earthquake near Ferndale, Eureka: Outages reported

A preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Northern California early Tuesday morning, the strongest earthquake the area has seen in years.

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured, but officials reported “widespread damages” to infrastructure around Humboldt County, which is more than 250 miles north of San Francisco.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:34 a.m. PT in Pacific Ocean waters about 7.5 miles west of Ferndale at a depth of just over 16 miles. The city is about 19 miles south of Eureka, near the California and Oregon state line.

As of early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service’s tsunami warning system reported there was no tsunami threat associated with the quake.

“Be prepared for aftershocks,” the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services tweeted just after 6:30 a.m. PT. “Check gas and water lines for damages or leaks. Exercise caution if traveling.”

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