The reckon about earthquake around 2:30 am .Two people are dead, and 12 are badly injured. Tens of thousands homes and businesses lost electricity as a result of the quake, which struck Humboldt County, some 250 miles north of San Francisco, and was the largest earthquake the region has experienced in years. Infrastructure was also destroyed.
Tuesday night, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal proclaimed a local emergency owing to the extensive damage that had occurred.
California’s Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Humbolt County to support the emergency response to the earthquake.
During the earthquake, a call was received concerning a person who was having trouble breathing. According to Garnes, a cardiac arrest occurred, and CPR was given by medical personnel. Despite being transferred to a hospital, the victim passed away.
Rio Dell Mayor Debra Garnes, said “It was the most Intense earthquake that I have felt”
At least one building caught fire as a result of the earthquake, which also severely destroyed vital infrastructure like gas, water, and power cables. According to Ghilarducci, approximately 71,000 individuals were without electricity at one point on Tuesday.
In a tweet sent out early on Tuesday, Pacific Gas & Electric stated that the company has “started its emergency response plan and employees are reacting to gas and electric threats.”
Newsom said, “Jenneifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the families mourn the loss of loved ones and offer our best wishes for the recovery of those who were injured in this Earthquake.
Rio Dell’s city manager, Kyle Knopp, reported that 15 residences had already been judged uninhabitable due to earthquake damage, and that inspectors were still examining the buildings in the historic logging village, which the sheriff referred to as “ground zero” for the earthquake’s impact. California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, and representatives of Humboldt County announced a state of emergency to hasten the delivery of help.
Approximately 3 million people in Northern California received an alert from the state’s new early warning system 10 seconds before the earthquake began to shake, allowing people time to drop, cover, and hold or run to a safe place, according to Ghilarducci.
The system performed as intended and as it had been intended to, he said.