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5.7 magnitude quake strikes N. California - USGS

5.7 magnitude quake strikes N. California - USGS

Friday morning at 9:54 a.m., an quake registering 3.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Humboldt County.

The quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was then followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, The Sun reported on Friday. The USGS reported that the second quake occurred 36 miles (58 kilometers) west of Ferndale, California, around 12:50pm Pacific time.

This one struck less than 9 miles off the coast of Ferndale at around 4:17 p.m.




A preliminary-magnitude 5.7 quake struck off the coast of Northern California on Friday afternoon, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.

It had a depth of about 15 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement there was no threat of a tsunami. That natural disaster was felt as far south as San Francisco.