EUREKA -- Officials in the Northern California city of Eureka say damage from this weekend's earthquake has climbed to nearly $22 million.
Gary Bird, a spokesman for the city, said Tuesday the latest
figure from the magnitude-6.5 temblor reflects damage to 240
buildings. It is up from $14.3 million for 175 buildings on Monday.
Eureka is the largest city affected by Saturday's quake centered
in the Pacific Ocean about 22 miles west of Ferndale.
Bird says officials are continuing to assess buildings, and he
expects the damage estimate to climb even higher.
Damage estimates for Humboldt County were expected to take
several days. County officials did not immediately return calls
Saturday's quake sent about 30 people to emergency rooms, but
only one was seriously injured.
NorCal Earthquake Damage Climbs to $22 Million
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