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Governor’s Office of Emergency Services provides update on Petrolia Earthquake

Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), issued the following statement on the large earthquake west of Petrolia in Humboldt County and felt throughout the region:

On behalf of Governor Gavin Newsom and all Californians, we offer support to our colleagues along the North Coast who were impacted by today’s 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

Cal OES along with state agencies including Caltrans, CHP, the California Health and Human Services Agency and CalFire have been working closely with local first responders and emergency managers evaluating damages to roads, bridges, medical facilities and other infrastructure and coordinating on impacts to the communities.

Our State’s earthquake early warning technology, called MyShake, worked as designed with more than 2,500 individuals receiving notifications before the shaking started and many receiving 15 seconds or more of advanced notification. It is important for all those in the region to remain vigilant; however, as sizable aftershocks will occur along the North Coast over the next few days. Please listen for alerts and heed evacuation notices or requests from local officials.

We will provide additional updates as they are warranted.