A deadly Oklahoma earthquake and tsunami early Sunday has killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and destroyed homes in parts of northern California and Oregon.
The quake, at about 1:20 a.m. local time (0520 GMT), struck in the state’s northernmost mountains, where residents in the mountainous region of Logan County are on the frontline of the national response to the latest wave of deadly earthquakes.
It also devastated the town of Eagle Pass, which lies about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of the epicenter.
It triggered landslides and destroyed at least six structures, including homes and buildings.
A tsunami of at least 6.8 feet (2.2 meters) tall and with waves measuring 3 to 5 feet (1 to 2 meters) high was expected, with at least one person killed.
The tsunami struck a canyon of rock about 30 feet (9 meters) wide and more than 12 feet (3 meters) deep.
The wave caused some property damage but did not injure anyone, said John Hausman, a spokesman for the National Weather Service.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a Twitter feed that it was monitoring waves that were measuring between 8 and 12 feet, and that at least three people were believed to be in immediate danger.
Authorities in Oregon said they had received several reports of tsunami-related damage.
A third wave of tsunami was also recorded late Sunday, said Jeff Sallinger, a spokesperson for the Oregon Emergency Management Agency.
The Oregon Coast Guard was deploying a team of divers to the area to search for debris.
The waves have so far been about 6 feet (160 centimeters) high, and the first two waves were expected to be about 7 feet (180 centimeters), said Hausmann.
About 100 people were evacuated from Logan County’s Logan Dam after being urged to stay at home Sunday morning.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown said on Twitter that the death toll could climb.
The largest of the two waves occurred in the Logan County town of Gresham, which was evacuated after the first wave hit and caused a landslide, the governor’s office said.
The second wave hit the town about 11:15 a.d., but the damage was minimal, the state office said on its Twitter feed.
It was the second earthquake to hit Logan County in as many days.
A similar earthquake struck the town on Oct. 10.
There were no immediate reports of deaths.
Authorities said the second wave had a much larger quake depth than the first.
The biggest quake was registered at 8.6 magnitude.
The other two were measured at 7.8 and 6.3.
There have been no deaths and no injuries, officials said.
In Gresfield, a small town about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Logan, people said they could not hear or feel anything from the quake.
Residents said the waves had been measured at 8 to 12 feet.
Residents in the town were told to stay indoors and keep windows closed, and people in the area were told not to venture outside.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office posted on Twitter, “The town of Logan is safe, we have had no reports of damage or injuries.”
The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-7.1 earthquake was felt in Logan County about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Grests, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Logan.
It came about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of the town, in the city of Eagle, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Eagle.
The earthquake was centered about 8 miles (12 kilometers) southwest of Eagle in Logan Canyon, a narrow canyon formed when the Great Basin and Pacific Plate collided.
Logan Canyon was formed during a massive volcanic eruption of the Gila-Mesa plate that formed the Arizona and California plateaus.
The impact that caused the Gauna-MESA plate to rupture was the result of the impact of the giant Chicxulub asteroid, which is about 1,000 feet (450 meters) in diameter.