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Earthquake, April 1992

Many of Ferndale's picturesque Victorian homes received damage during the April 25 '92 earthquake and the two major aftershocks the next day, including this house on Berding Avenue. Note the unpainted wood where the chimney used to be. The fireplace stayed put, but the whole house moved a couple of feet to the right. Structures in other Humboldt County towns were also badly damaged, with some burning to the ground. Luckily--miraculously, some say-- no one was killed. Times-Standard photo