California 5.4 earthquake shaking everything! Footage of damaging earthquake near Rio Dell
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 shook Northern California on New Year's Day, striking in the same area where a tremor caused major damage less than two weeks ago.
The epicenter of Sunday morning's earthquake was about 26 miles from Eureka and 9 miles from Rio Dell, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Residents reported violent shaking that started Sunday at 10:35 am, rattling church services and New Year's Day brunches.
Local authorities reported that several houses had been shaken off their foundations, and homes and businesses had broken windows. Route 211 was temporarily closed as inspectors checked a bridge that crosses the Eel River in Humboldt County for damage.
The quake caused a power outage in the Rio Dell area, while some residents reported losing phone service and Internet access. Some people reported receiving an alert several seconds before the earthquake hit.
There are an average of five earthquakes per year with magnitudes between 5 and 6 in California and Nevada.
The channel lists such natural disasters as:
1) Geological emergencies: Earthquake, Volcanic eruption, Mud, Landslide, Avalanche;
2) Hydrological emergencies: Flood, Tsunami, Limnological disaster,
3) Fires: Forest fire, Peat fire;
4) Meteorological emergencies: Tornado, Cyclone, Blizzard, Hail, Drought, Tornado, Hail, Hurricane, Tsunami, Storm, Thunderstorm, Tempest.
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