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| 8 February 2023, Wednesday |

US: 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northern California, thousands without power, no tsunami warning

As a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California, early Tuesday, The National Tsunami Warning Center said that no tsunami was expected, AFP reported. .
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred in Humboldt county, 25 miles southwest of the port city of Eureka. It added that a dozen minor aftershocks were felt in the nearby areas.
During USGS’s preliminary assessment, the department stated a low risk of deaths but some damage is predicted.
Over 60,000 customers in Humboldt County reported no power.
The county’s Office of Emergency Services in a tweet said that power is out across the US and urged people to not call 911 unless an immediate emergency.
Seismologists had predicted that California might have a major earthquake within the next 30 years.
The western US state is frequently jolted by earthquakes.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Northridge, northwest of Los Angeles, in 1994 which claimed lives of 60 and an estimated $10 billion in damage, while a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck San Fransico in 1989 and claimed lives 67 people.

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