A powerful magnitude 6.4 major quake (mag 6 or higher) rocked the West Coast of the US, approximately 200 miles North of San Francisco this lunchtime knocking out electricity to more than 50,000 people in Humboldt County. No tsunami warning has been issued. The shallow quake has been accompanied by more than 25 small to medium aftershocks, according to the USGS website.
As we move toward the end of 2022 today's major quake (mag 6 or higher) is the 4th of December and the 127th of 2022 which is slightly less than the average number of major quakes per year this century with just 11 days left of this year. At the same time, last year 154 major quakes had been reported by USGS worldwide.