6.4-Magnitude Quake Shakes Northern California

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Northern California about 12 miles west of Ferndale at 2:34 a.m. local time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

By 3 a.m., more than 50,000 customers were without power in Humboldt County, according to poweroutage.us. The oceanside county is more than 200 miles north of San Francisco.

Caroline Titus, a journalist in Ferndale, posted a photo on Twitter showing items in her home spread across the floor after apparently falling off a shelf. “House is a mess,” she said.

The earthquake came exactly one year after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck in nearby Cape Mendocino, also in Humboldt County.

The National Weather Center said no tsunami was expected.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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