Monday, December 20, 2021

6.2 Earthquake Rattles Humboldt

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 12:32 PM

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We're getting reports that the 6.2 earthquake that rattled Humboldt County at about 12:15 p.m. today shattered the windows of a number of businesses in Rio Dell and Ferndale.

The USGS, meanwhile, reports there have been a string of aftershocks in the temblor's wake, including a 3.0 around 12:40 p.m. and a 3.6 at around 12:50 p.m.

Humboldt County just got a jolt for the holidays, with a 6.2 earthquake hitting off the coast of Petrolia at about 12:15 p.m. There is no threat of a tsunami from the quake, reports the Redwood Coast Tsunami Working Group.

According to a preliminary USGS map, the temblor's shaking was felt throughout Ferndale, Fortuna and Eureka.  The quake's epicenter was about 23 miles west of Petrolia along the triple junction at a depth of about 5 miles.

Did you feel it? Any damage? Let us know your experience.
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