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This image posted by Caltrans District 1 shows a road closure on California State Route 211 

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The earthquake struck just after 2:30 a.m. local time, causing widespread damage and leaving tens of thousands without power


A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Northern California early Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands without power and at least two people injured.

The quake struck the Eureka area just after 2:30 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It marked the strongest earthquake California had seen in years, USA Today reported.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said at least two people were injured, reported NBC News. One person broke their hip and another had a head injury, per the outlet.

Both individuals are expected to recover, a sheriff’s official told the Associated Press.

California earthquake. USGS

Tens of thousands without power

Northeast of Ferndale, the temblor damaged part of the Fernbridge, which carries State Route 211 over the Eel River, CNN affiliate KRCR reported.

Part of the road at the bridge was cracked, an image tweeted by the California Department of Transportation showed.

“The bridge is closed while we conduct safety inspections due to possible seismic damage,” the tweet reads.

In downtown Fortuna, some storefront windows were shattered, and people were putting up boards to fill the gaps on a rainy Tuesday morning, video from KRCR shows.

The main quake produced at least some shaking from coastal Oregon to south of San Jose, California, public reports collected by the survey show.


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