California's Humboldt County Reports "Widespread Damage" After Powerful Earthquake

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022 - 06:45 PM

Update (1000ET):

Some of the first views of building structure damage. 

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Update (0845ET):

Humboldt County Emergency Services tweeted the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck earlier this morning has caused "widespread damages to roads and homes are reported throughout" the area. 

Humboldt officials said the county is on "alert" and "be prepared for aftershocks." 

"Check gas and water lines for damages or leaks. Exercise caution if traveling," officials concluded in a tweet. 

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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled parts of northern California around 0530 ET, according to the US Geological Survey

USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 10 miles near Eureka in Humboldt County. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had no tsunami warnings declared. 

Social media users are reporting damages. 

People are reporting widespread power outages. 

According to, which tracks outages across the country, over 55,000 people in Humboldt are without power.