Magnitude-6.5 earthquake reported off Northern California

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 was reported 102 miles west of Ferndale off Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey announced.

People as far away as San Francisco reported feeling the quake, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Officials did not issue a tsunami warning.  

USGS map of the earthquake's epicenter.“It started rolling and I could feel it. I had time to jump out of bed and crouch down and call the dog before it stopped. So it was a long rolling one,” Pam Cahill told the San Francisco Chronicle from just north of Eureka.

The USGS first reported the earthquake at 6:50 a.m. local time.

Ferndale is about 120 miles south of the Oregon border.

Two quakes with magnitudes topping 4.0 shook the region earlier this week — one on Monday and one on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people.

One thought on “Magnitude-6.5 earthquake reported off Northern California

  1. Not sure where fox gets its “dis” information but here is what the USGS has to report…

    Geographic coordinates: 40.299N, 124.973W
    Magnitude: 4.1
    Depth: 5 km
    Universal Time (UTC): 8 Dec 2016 16:33:04
    Time near the Epicenter: 8 Dec 2016 08:33:04
    Local standard time in your area: 8 Dec 2016 09:33:04

    Location with respect to nearby cities:
    67 km (41 mi) WSW of Ferndale, California
    76 km (47 mi) WSW of Fortuna, California
    88 km (54 mi) SW of Eureka, California
    97 km (60 mi) SW of Bayside, California
    354 km (219 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

    bit of a difference

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