California 6.4 earthquake shaking the ground! Roads and bridges damaged in USA
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On Tuesday, December 20, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off California's northern coast, damaged a bridge and several roads and left thousands of homes without power.
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:34 am, was in the Pacific about 15 miles from Fortuna, a city of about 12,000 people in Humboldt County.
More than 3,500 people reported to the USGS that they felt the earthquake and the more than a dozen aftershocks reported in the aftermath.
The earthquake caused numerous gas leaks, downed powerlines and at least one structure fire in Ferndale, local media reported. Officials have closed at least four roads in Humboldt County because of large cracks. In downtown Fortuna, some storefront windows were shattered, and people were putting up boards to fill the gaps on a rainy Tuesday morning.
The region also is known for relatively frequent seismic activity, although the latest quake appeared to cause more disruption than others in recent years.
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.