Multiple Earthquakes Shake Far North Coast Region of California


Summary: Several earthquakes struck the far northern coast region of California with no reports of harm or damage. The largest quake measured a magnitude of 4.8 and was followed by a magnitude 4.1 offshore quake. Two smaller quakes also occurred in the area. The region, known for its history of large earthquakes, did not experience any injuries or damage from the recent activity.

Multiple earthquakes rattled the far northern coast region of California early Monday, causing concern among residents. The first quake, measuring a magnitude of 4.8, occurred at 3:20 a.m. beneath the wilderness, located 33.7 miles south of the city of Eureka. This was followed by a magnitude 4.1 offshore quake at 3:31 a.m., which struck about 18 miles west-southwest of Eureka. Two smaller quakes were also recorded both on land and offshore. Despite the significant shaking, there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Humboldt County, which has a population of approximately 136,000 residents, is situated in an area of California that has a long history of experiencing large earthquakes. However, local authorities have reported that there were no signs of harm or damage resulting from the recent earthquake activity. Samantha Karges, the public information officer for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that there were no reports of injuries or damage. This comes as a relief for the community, which still remembers the destructive magnitude 6.4 quake that struck the region in December 2022.

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