6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern California

Several aftershocks have been detected, but a tsunami is not expected.

Clean-up efforts are underway after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck parts of northern California yesterday. The quake occurred near Humboldt county off Cape Mendocino and could be felt as far away as San Francisco and Chico, California. Humboldt County emergency responders are assessing the area but have made no announcements on injuries or significant damage, other than minor damage to buildings, including broken glass. The state’s early earthquake warning system worked for those who are signed up for alerts to their mobile devices. Several aftershocks have been detected, but a tsunami is not expected.