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6.2magnitude earthquake hits U.S. state of California

Khoshben sheikho – Xeber24.net

A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit California on Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of California.

The quake occurred off the coast about 210 miles (337 kilometers) northwest of San Francisco, off a small town called Petrolea, home to less than 1,000 people, she said.

U.S. centers have warned of tsunamis and do not expect a tsunami, while no casualties have been reported.

The Humboldt County Emergency Services Office has not issued any evacuation orders, although some roads have been closed due to rock collapses.

The Humboldt County Emergency Services Office has not issued any evacuation orders, although some roads have been closed due to rock collapses.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated economic losses at less than $10 million.

Source: ABC NEWS.

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