BY ANNA SKINNER
Jarring photos showed wrecked storefronts and cracked roads after a devastating earthquake struck Northern California early Tuesday morning.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck roughly 7.5 miles southwest of Ferndale at 2:34 a.m. local time. The effects were felt as far as 74 miles away in Redway, according to a map published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake shuttered more than 70,000 residents in darkness as power outages spanned the region. More damage could continue as dozens of aftershocks have already occurred and more are expected.
Northern California residents took to Twitter Tuesday morning to show photos of damage to their homes and businesses. North Coast News reporter Austin Castro shared photos of a large crack splitting a road, as well as shattered storefronts.
Above, road damage is shown in Napa, California, following a large earthquake in 2014. An earthquake struck Northern California early Tuesday morning, and the quake was felt for miles as depicted in the U.S. Geological Survey map (inset). Tuesday’s quake shuttered more than 70,000 residents in darkness as power outages spanned the region.
“Residents in Fortuna, CA are waking up to scenes of broken storefronts and damaged merchandise,” Castro tweeted.