Earthquake Hits California

( – California was rocked by another hurricane with a magnitude of 5.5, according to Newsmax. The natural disaster reportedly struck the state off the northern shore last Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) did not report any damages or injuries. 

But towns in the region reported that they felt light shaking. The earthquake took place at a depth of 6 miles, 67 miles west of Petrolia. Petrolia reportedly has a small community of 1,000 people in Humboldt County. 

Earthquakes are not uncommon in the state and some hit harder. On January 25, Southern California was struck by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, according to The Washington Examiner. Aftershocks continued to hit the region, with three clocking in at magnitudes from 3.5 to 2.6. 

The earthquake initially centered nearly 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, California, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. After a strategic survey of the city, no damages or injuries were reported and normal operations have resumed, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

Another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck the state in late December, and reportedly killed two people. It hit off the coast of Ferndale in Northern California. The deaths were attributed to a “medical emergency” and it was unknown what the relationship is between them and the earthquake. Another report stated that 17 people experienced injuries as a result of the disaster. 

“2 people have died as a result of a medical emergency occurring during and/or just following the #earthquake according to Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, ABC10 has just learned. 11 people have been reported as injured,” ABC10 reporter Jaden Torres wrote on Twitter. When it isn’t earthquakes plaguing the state, it’s rainfall. Heavy rainfall in February caused widespread flooding, according to Newsweek. On the flip side, the rain came at a time when the state was experiencing a large drought.

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