Several Moderate Earthquakes Strike North Coast Early Monday

Several early morning earthquakes have shaken California’s far northern coastal region. But authorities haven’t received any reports of damage or injuries from the jolts. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.8 quake struck beneath wilderness about 34 miles south of the city of Eureka at 3:20 a.m. It was followed by a magnitude 4.1 offshore quake at 3:31 a.m. about 18 miles west-southwest of Eureka. Two smaller quakes also occurred on- and offshore. Humboldt County has about 136,000 residents and is in a part of the state that has a long history of large earthquakes, including a destructive magnitude 6.4 quake in December 2022.