Natural Disasters Monitoring - 21 December, 2021





United States of America  

On 20 December, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 6.2 magnitude earthquake offshore of northern California near Petrolia, California in Humboldt at a depth of 15.2 km. Several aftershocks were detected but no Tsunami warning was triggered due to the earthquake. According to media report, Humboldt County emergency responders are assessing damage, but no injuries or catastrophic damage has been reported thus far. Minor damage to buildings including broken glass has been found. A grocery store in Ferndale, California reported approximately $15,000 in damages caused by the earthquake. The reports are available at: USGS and CNN.