OAN Geraldyn Berry
UPDATED 11:16 AM PT – Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Northern California was shaken by a powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Tuesday morning.
Although the epicenter was originating from part of California’s forested Redwood Coast, no tsunamis were reported.
The natural disaster occurred near Ferndale, 210 miles northwest of San Francisco, in Humboldt County.
Authorities reported gas leaks, damaged roads and homes among some of the after effects.
According to PowerOutage.US, over 72,000 people are without power in Humboldt County.
Notably, a bridge in Ferndale nicknamed the “Queen of Bridges,” which is the longest functional poured concrete bridge in operation in the world, showed significant signs of damage,
Representative of the county, State Senator Mike McGuire (D-Calif.), stated that aftershocks were still occurring and that safety assessments would be conducted. He also added in a separate tweets that assistance will be readily available.