5.4 Magnitude Quake Shakes Northern California

  • An earthquake struck Northern California on Sunday for the second time in less than two weeks, causing power outages and damages, officials said.
  • The New Year’s Day earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and struck about 9 miles southeast of Rio Dell in Humboldt County just after 10:30 a.m. local time (1:35 p.m. ET) Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said damages to homes were reported in the City of Rio Dell, while at half of the city’s residents were without power Sunday and around 30% without water.
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