(KTXL) — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake just outside the city of Ferndale in Humboldt County at 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday caused damage to homes, roadways and businesses and caused 70,000 to lose power.

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9:30 p.m.

According to PG&E, 15,634 customers remain without power.

7:40 p.m.

PG&E said 40,000 customers, out of the about 70,000 without power, had their power restored. Power restoration is expected to continue into Wednesday.

6:30 p.m.

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for Humboldt County directing state agencies to take “appropriate action… to provide support to local communities.”

6 p.m.

Humboldt County Sheriff declared a local emergency and requested “all available response and recovery assistance” from the state.

The county also issued a boil advisory for “the City of Rio Dell and the following locations in the City of Fortuna: Forest Hills Drive, Newell Drive, Valley View Drive, Boyden Lane, Scenic Drive, and Cypress Loop Rd.”

The American Red Cross-Gold Country Region opened an overnight shelter for people displaced by the earthquake. According to the county, the shelter, located at the Rohner Park Firemen’s Pavilion, 9 Park Street in Fortuna, will provide meals, water and earthquake information.

Humboldt County said those with questions about the shelter should call 707-506-5083.

4 p.m.

The Red Cross announced that it has opened an emergency shelter at Fortuna Fireman’s Pavilion, 9 Park Way, Fortuna, CA 95540. Community members can receive food and drinks and stay overnight, according to the Red Cross.

2 p.m.

Local leaders in the community of Rio Dell and Humboldt County held a press conference.

More information was provided by Humboldt County Sheriff William F. Honsal about the two elderly people who were found dead following the earthquake.

The two people were a 72-year-old man and a 83-year-old woman, according to Honsal. Each were suffering from medical emergencies at the time of the earthquake and were not able to get help from medical personnel.

Rio Dell City Manager Kyle Knopp said that 15 homes have been “red tagged” due to dangerous nature of the structures following the earthquake.

Thirty people in Rio Dell have been displaced by the earthquake but have found temporary housing at neighboring homes and with friends, according to Knopp.

“We have a major problem with water, Rio Dell water system is not active, no water comes out of the tap, toilets won’t flush,” Knopp said. “We may not have water restored by this evening, potentially a 24 hour situation without water. Fire Hall has bottled water available, as well as portable restrooms throughout the town.” 

Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department Chief Shane Wilson, said that his crews had a tough start to their day with not being able to get their fire station doors open but got to work right away.

“We started in our neighborhoods, securing utilities, gas lines and water leaks,” Wilson said. “Fire department doors were off the hinges or unable to open, which delayed us. We pried doors open to release three engines from Rio Dell and another from Scotia.”

Fire crews responded to eight medical aid calls, minor injuries, two structure fires and hot water heater in a collapsed building.

12:35 p.m.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said that at least two people had died and several more were injured as a result of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Ferndale.

“Approximately 11 individuals have been reported as injured,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. “Additionally, two individuals have died as a result of medical emergencies occurring during and/or just following the earthquake.”

11:15 a.m.

California OES, Caltrans, CHP and the USGS held a press conference to provide an update on the earthquake.

CAL OES Director Mark Ghilarducci said the new My Shake Application notified some three-million people about 10 seconds before the widely felt earthquake hit the California coast.

Due to damage to roadways and buildings, $6 million has been given to Caltrans District to hire Meyers and Sons to begin reconstruction projects, according to Caltrans Director Tony Tavares.

Gilarducci said that PG&E has been able to restore power to some customers and has begun repairing and inspecting damaged powerlines.

“Shaking may have affected circuits to shut the system down,” Ghilarducci said. “It’s not uncommon that these circuits gets tripped, which prevent arcing and fires. Lines need to be secure to be in operation again safely.”

10:30 a.m.

The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department shared on social media that a warming and charging center has been set up at the Ferndale City Hall.

7:39 a.m.

The United States Geological Survey reported that “dozens” of smaller aftershocks had occurred near the epicenter of the earthquake, with more to be expected.

6:45 a.m.

FOX40 confirmed with the sheriff’s office that two people were injured in the earthquake. One was an elderly person who suffered from a broken hip and the other was a juvenile with a head injury.

6:38 a.m.

Blue Side Road is closed, according to Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department.

5:35 a.m.

The sheriff’s office issued another alert that, “Due to a large earthquake, widespread damages to roads and homes are reported throughout Humboldt County. Be prepared for aftershocks. Check gas and water lines for damages or leaks. Exercise caution if traveling.”

5:34 a.m.

Caltrans District 1 announced on social media that State Route 211 was closed at Fernbridge over the Eel River in order to conduct safety inspections “due to possible seismic damage.”

3:31 a.m.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office shared on social media that power was out across the county and that a tsunami was not expected.

3:02 a.m.

Pacific Gas and Electric shared a series of safety advisories following an earthquake on social media.