Earthquake Watch: Eureka California Was Shaken

6.5 magnitude earthquake shook California Coast, 35 Miles Offshore of Cape Mendocino in Humboldt County. 

No major casualties or damages has been reported so far, except that  several people were taken by ambulance from the Bayshore Mall (their condition was not immediately known).  

As per report of the authorities, Eureka was widely shaken – about 47 miles from the epicenter – and surrounding areas.   The public was advised that NO TSUNAMI will occur as the earthquake is not that stong, said by the National Weather Service, but people were told to expect after shocks over the next several days.   The quake, centered offshore and about 13 miles deep, was felt as far north as central Oregon, as far south as Santa Cruz and as far east as Reno, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Power lines were down for a while, including traffic signals.  There were also reports that some chimneys were toppled and some windows were broken. 

As authorities are still gathering data, damage assessment is still being done.  

Per gathered information, the last strong earthquake in the offshore region, were magnitude 7.2 and 6.6 in June 2005.

Below are documented earthquakes clearly seen as caught on cam:

Images are exccerpt from Google Images
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