Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off California.
Published on 20.12.2022
The Epoch Times with AFP reports that an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on the morning of Tuesday, December 20 off the northern coast of the Californiaaccording to the US Geological Survey (USGS), but there was no tsunami warning.
The shock, relatively shallow, occurred about forty kilometers southwest of the port town of Eureka.
In a preliminary assessment, the USGS said the likelihood of death or injury was low, but property damage was possible.
The National Tsunami Warning Center said no tidal waves were expected.
California is regularly rocked by earthquakes and seismologists warn that it is almost certain that an earthquake capable of causing widespread destruction will strike this state within the next 30 years.
In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Northridge, northwest of Los Angeles, killed at least 60 people and caused damage estimated at $10 billion, while a 6.9 to San Francisco in 1989 claimed the lives of 67 people.