6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes California

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California’s Eureka area early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, drawing reports of widespread damage to homes and roads, shaking people from their sleep and leaving thousands without electricity.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:34 a.m. PT, was in the Pacific about 9 miles from the city of Ferndale and 15 miles from Fortuna, a community of about 12,000 people near Eureka, the survey said. That’s about a 280-mile drive northwest of Sacramento.

Source: CNN