Here’s how to survive the largest earthquake in the United States in less than two weeks.
In the city of Santa Cruz, a town of 6,000 people, residents were on edge Monday.
The shaking was so strong it shook the windows and doors of a building where people were sleeping, causing a few minor injuries.
Residents said it was hard to hear what was going on around them, but there were no major injuries.
The National Weather Service said the quake struck just after 9:45 a.m. local time (1145 GMT) in the central part of Santa Barbara County, which is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
It was a “large and very strong” earthquake, according to the USGS.
Residents were able to get out of their homes quickly by moving to higher ground, the National Weather Services said.
The National Weather Centre reported that Santa Cruz is the sixth largest US city with an area of 1,973,000 square kilometers (1,823,000 sq miles).
“There were no injuries.
We had one person injured, and they were taken to the hospital for treatment,” Santa Cruz Mayor Chris Hwang said.
The quake hit in a region known for earthquakes, including the San Andreas fault that runs from California’s Pacific coast all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
It caused damage to the area and caused widespread power outages in the Bay Area and other parts of the United