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2 People Confirmed Dead After Earthquake Strikes Northern California, Thousands Still Without Power

强制性信用: Photo by Godofredo A Vásquez/AP/Shutterstock (13679668h) Home damaged by an earthquake can be seen in Rio Dell, 加利福尼亚州, . A strong earthquake shook a rural stretch of Northern California early Tuesday, jolting residents awake, cutting off power to thousands of people, and damaging some buildings and a roadway, officials said California Earthquake, Fortuna, 美国 - 20 十二月 2022

强制性信用: Photo by Godofredo A Vásquez/AP/Shutterstock (13679668h) Home damaged by an earthquake can be seen in Rio Dell, 加利福尼亚州, . A strong earthquake shook a rural stretch of Northern California early Tuesday, jolting residents awake, cutting off power to thousands of people, and damaging some buildings and a roadway, officials said California Earthquake, Fortuna, 美国 - 20 十二月 2022

照片: Godofredo A Vásquez/AP/Shutterstock

At least two people are dead after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit northern California early Tuesday morning.

The Humboldt Sheriff’s Office shared the death toll in a news release hours after the earthquake’s strike, stating thattwo individuals have died as a result of medical emergencies occurring during and/or just following the earthquake.

Eleven people were also injured, per the HSO.

The sheriff’s office added that more than 50,000 households are also still without power as of 5 下午. local time Tuesday.

Governor Gavin Newsom shared his condolences and reacted to the damage in a statement shared on his official Twitter page.

Jennifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the families grieving the loss of loved ones and offer our best wishes for the recovery of those who were injured in this earthquake,” 他开始. “California stands with the people of Humboldt County and the state has quickly moved to support the emergency response underway with local and tribal partners.

他总结道, “I thank all of the women and men who have mobilized to protect public safety and support the community at this challenging time.

One person in Rio Dell, 加利福尼亚州, 死了, the city’s mayor Debra Garnes told 洛杉矶时报.

Authorities had received an alert about someone who was having trouble breathing during the earthquake. They ultimately went into cardiac arrest and medical staff gave them CPR. They were rushed to the hospital, 然而, they later died, Garnes said per the outlet.

It hasn’t been confirmed if that individual was included in the two people mentioned by the HSO.

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Describing the natural disaster, Garnes told 时代It was the most intense earthquake that I’ve felt. It was a long-duration earthquake, so it was not only significant in size at 6.4, it was also long.

The HSO previously said that two people were injured, 然而, they were expected to recover.

The quake struck the Eureka area just after 2:30 是. 当地时间, 根据 我们. Geological Survey. It marked the strongest earthquake California had seen in years, 今日美国 报道.

中士. Caleb Carsey with the California Highway Patrol in Humboldt County described the earthquake aspretty violent,” noting there’s been extensive damage to roads and homes in Rio Dell, Fortuna, Ferndale and Scotia in the Eel River Valley, 根据 洛杉矶时报.

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One local resident told 纽约时报 that although he had been through other earthquakes, he’dnever felt one that hard.

这 “earth was just slamming up and down,” Joe Filyau, 59, told the newspaper. “Everything in the house is just everywhere.

Following the quake, there have been up to 80 smaller aftershocks, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said, 每 美国有线电视新闻网.

Officials in Humboldt County are also advising residents tocheck gas and water lines for damages or leaks” 并 “exercise caution if traveling.

According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, 有 no threat of tsunami.