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California earthquake has 6.9 magnitude

Earthquake occurred in Northern California on Marth 9, 2014
United States Geological Survey

A California earthquake struck with a magnitude of 6.9 in Northern California off the coast of Eureka on Sunday night. The California earthquake was reported by the United States Geological Survey, according to the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

Specifically, the quake occurred at 10:18 p.m. some 50 miles west of Eureka in California’s Humboldt County. The effects of the earthquake were experienced over a large portion of the North Coast and other parts of Northern California. The trembling was experienced as far north as Oregon and as far south as the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aftershocks occurred in the ocean off of Eureka, too.

With this particular earthquake, there were no tsunami warnings and there have been no reports of injuries thus far.

The North Coast of California s seismically active and has had large temblors regularly. The United States Geological Survey has documented this quake as light to moderate. The area has had quakes with less strength in the past causing considerable damage.

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