Eureka made the National News!

Even though most newscasters had no idea where Eureka actually is- they sure were talking about our earthquake the other day! The 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Humboldt County just before 4:30pm Saturday evening. We had been up at the air station, Alex was using the machine shop to mount some new ski's he had bought. I had just ran down to Safeway to grab a few things when it hit! It was pretty intense, everyone was freaking out and started running outside! There were things falling off the shelves and the light posts outside were swaying back and forth! Alex said that he could hear the beams and hanger door creaking and saw all the cars in the parking lot bouncing up and down on their shocks! The radio was saying that most people were without power, but the air station was fine. And by the time we had gotten home our power was back on too. We had minimal damage at the house, a bunch of stuff fell off of shelves but only a few actually broke. We were worried about the large mirror we have hanging above the stairs, but it survived!

Here are some vidoe's and photos people have taken in the area....

Times Standard photo gallery

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