EUREKA, CA — (12-21-21) — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Humboldt County, California Monday afternoon, sending objects flying in homes and business. The quake struck at 12:10 p.m. and was centered 30.8 miles southwest of Ferndale, 36.3 miles west-southwest of Fortuna and 45.2 miles southwest of Eureka.
According to the National Weather Service’s Eureka office, moderate to strong shaking was felt in the area but luckily only minor damage was reported.
6.2 magnitude earthquake off Cape Mendocino, 45 miles SW of Eureka. NO TSUNAMI THREAT. Moderate to strong shaking in parts of our area, especially Eureka south to Petrolia. Some minor damage reported due to fallen household objects. Did you feel it? https://t.co/XHJC3Y3GgN https://t.co/gPnxtiY7MZ
— NWS Eureka (@NWSEureka) December 20, 2021
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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