Orange County, California — The California coast is in the midst of a powerful earthquake that could shake the entire country.
The U.S. Geological Survey has issued a preliminary report that has been circulating for months, citing more than 200 earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.
The epicenter of the quake is the city of Orange, California, about 60 miles southeast of Portland.
A report on the earthquake from the USGS notes the earthquake occurred at 7:45 a.m. local time Friday and was felt in the U.s. and Canada.
The report also states that the temblor was the strongest ever recorded in Orange County.
Orange County Mayor John Dyer said the city is already under a lot of stress as of late, with the recent flooding from the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
He said residents are worried about the potential of another earthquake, and said he wants to get them out of California and to New York.
“There is not a lot that we can do right now,” Dyer told ABC News.
“There is no other place in the country we can go.
We are literally on the edge of a cliff right now.”
We don’t know what the future holds for us,” Dyrker said.
Orange residents are not the only ones worried about a possible earthquake.
Many residents in Orange have been without power and the air conditioning is out.
Some residents said they will be stuck with their homes for the next several days.
The Orange County Public Utilities Commission has issued an emergency order for power outages for at least three days.”
We can’t be in our home.'””
The world is looking at us and saying, ‘We don.t know what is going to happen.
We can’t be in our home.'”
Irma has the potential to cause significant damage to homes and businesses throughout the United States and its territories, the U of S Geological Survey said in its preliminary report.
Irma could produce minor earthquakes up to magnitude 6.1.
The U. S. Geological Association said in an emergency advisory it is looking into the possibility of minor earthquakes in Orange, Washington, Montana, California and Texas.
“I have been praying for the best, but we’re going to be looking for ways to protect ourselves,” Jones said, adding that the earthquake could affect her family’s lives.
A small earthquake in Florida in January caused an estimated $1.7 billion in damage, but that quake did not cause widespread damage or a major tsunami.ABC News’ Andrew Taylor contributed to this report.