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A California earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude has left tens of thousands without electricity and has reportedly taken two lives. The earthquake occurred before dawn on Tuesday, damaging roads, water systems and homes. At least 11 were reported injured as well as two deaths from “medical emergencies.” The quake struck at 2:30am PST and was followed by around 80 aftershocks. The quake was centred 350 km north of San Francisco offshore of rural Humboldt County. Police closed a bridge crossing the Eel River into Ferndale, while at least four other roads in the county were closed due to earthquake damage. […]

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Know the area very well with Ferndale and Fortuna being the usual hot spots for this activity. Once I heard N California I already knew where. One of my friends said was pretty jarring and lots of stuff got knocked down. Especially chimneys. If one has ever been in earthquakes like most long term life time California folks have, then one would know a 6.4 is pretty substantial of a rocker.

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