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Eartquakes rattles local news station

The dog was the first one that noticed something was coming.

At a multi-agency press conference this afternoon, Humboldt County officials reported that the county fared well in Saturday's earthquake, with only one major injury -- a broken hip -- reported.

”On the whole, I think we dodged a bullet,” said State Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata. “It could have been far, far worse.”

Eureka Fire Chief Eric Smith reported that his department has received 119 reports of damage, and that a “liberal” and preliminary assessment indicates an estimated $12.5 million in damages to public and private structures within city limits.

No such estimates were available for the county as a whole, or for other municipalities.

Smith reported that an estimated 14 people were displaced by the quake, and have made accommodations through the Humboldt County chapter of the Red Cro

Added: Jan-11-2010 Occurred On: Jan-8-2010
By: beck64
Tags: earthquake, cctv, caught, tape, cam, news station, dog, damage
Location: Eureka, Wisconsin, United States (load item map)
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