• Re: 2nd earthquake in 2 weeks jolts Northern California's Humboldt Coun

    From Jim Dutton@21:1/5 to zinn on Mon Jan 2 19:13:51 2023
    XPost: alt.politics.democrats, talk.politics.guns, sac.politics
    XPost: alt.california

    In article <ssnaqn$kqie$6@news.freedyn.de>
    zinn <zinn@reno.us> wrote:

    Another warning to the Democrats of California from above.

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook Northern
    California on New Year's Day, striking in the same area where a
    tremor killed two people and caused major damage less than two
    weeks ago, authorities said.

    Sunday's earthquake occurred at 10:35 a.m. and its epicenter was
    pinpointed nine miles east of Rio Dell in Humboldt County,
    according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.
    Route 211 was temporarily closed as inspectors checked a bridge
    that crosses the Eel River in Humboldt County for damage,
    according to the California Department of Transportation.

    The shaker caused a power outage in the Rio Dell area, about 245
    miles north of San Francisco. The Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    reported that 500 to 4,999 utility customers are affected by the

    The quake struck 12 days after one hit the same area.

    On Dec. 20, a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the same
    area, killing two people, a 73-year-old and an 83-year-old, who
    died as "a result of medical emergencies occurring during and/or
    just following the earthquake," officials said. The previous
    earthquake injured 17 people, knocked out power and water to the
    city of Rio Dell, caused a major water main break and shook
    several homes off their foundations, county officials said.

    Gage Dupper, who was displaced by the earlier quake, which
    knocked his home off its foundation, told ABC San Francisco
    station KGO-TV that he's been living as a "nomad."

    "Today was another pretty big one. Still feels like we are
    shaking to me. We just can't catch a break it seems," Dupper

    He said he was working in Fortuna, next to Del Rio, when
    Sunday's quake occurred.

    "But even just here it felt like the ceiling was going to come
    down," Dupper said. "We nearly lost our power here as well. I
    was in the middle of talking to a resident of the assisted
    living community I work for and you could just see the panic in
    their eyes when it started. She was just trying to pay her rent.
    It certainly tossed us around a bit."

    <https://abcnews.go.com/US/2nd-earthquake-2-weeks-jolts-northern- californias-humboldt/story?id=96050375>

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