Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude Near Ferndale California — Offshore


‘A quick shake.’ Falling debris, shattered glass, tumbling store shelves in Ferndale.


Video showing damage at Henderson Center about 5:30 p.m. PT.

UPDATE: Seven aftershocks overnight — 3.5 mag or greater — more than a dozen total.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has been reported 22 miles northwest of Ferndale California — south of Eureka and north of San Francisco. The earthquake occurred 6:27:39 CST.

St. Joseph’s ER in Eureka, California reports “10-15 patients with moderate injuries, mostly head injuries and cuts.

Unconfirmed reports of injuries. Reports of gas line ruptures, downed power lines, and ruptured water mains.

Fire crews and public works crews are investigating and barricading hazardous areas.

Ferndale is about 265 miles north of San Francisco, California. Damage to city hall and utility poles reported down.

35 km (22 miles) WNW (288°) from Ferndale, CA
39 km (24 miles) W (261°) from Humboldt Hill, CA
41 km (26 miles) WSW (256°) from Bayview, CA
43 km (27 miles) WSW (253°) from Eureka, CA
361 km (224 miles) NW (312°) from Sacramento, CA

Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 00:27:39 UTC
Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 04:27:39 PM at epicenter

Photos from the Ferndale 2010 earthquake: twitpic.com/photos/FrndEnterprise

SOURCE: Magnitude 6.5 – OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes
USGS: LATEST EARTHQUAKES
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Photo credits: Ferndale Enterprise


 
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