CALIFORNIA — Gov.
Jerry Brown and the state Department of Emergency Services announced Thursday that the first of three California-wide quakes to hit the region have been quakes of magnitude 6.5 or higher.
The state’s Office of Emergency Management says the first quake was felt as far north as San Diego and as far south as Sacramento.
Brown says the second quake will be felt as early as Monday and will be stronger.
The third quake will likely be felt closer to San Francisco.
The governor says that the San Diego earthquake is likely to cause at least $1 billion in damage.
He says he will not be returning to the Golden State until the damage is paid for.
The San Francisco quake is estimated to have caused $1.4 billion in economic damage, and there are estimates that more than $2 billion will be lost.
The Sacramento quake is likely $2.1 billion.
A second quake of magnitude 7.0 or greater will be recorded in California and could be felt in the Los Angeles area by Monday.