Did you feel it? 6.2 quake strikes offshore near Eureka; no tsunami alert
The earthquake occurred offshore just after noon Monday in Northern California, about 30 miles from Fortuna and 37 miles from Eureka. It caused some minor damage and was felt in San Francisco, but forecasters said a tsunami wave was not expected.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported offshore Monday near Eureka in Northern California.
The quake struck at 12:10 p.m. 30 miles from Fortuna, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The National Weather Service’s Tsunami Warning Center said in a tweet that no tsunami was expected from the quake. There were not immediate reports of major damage or injuries, although images on social media showed shattered windows at a building in downtown Ferndale.
California’s North Coast is a seismically active area that gets significant quakes like the one that hit Monday.
In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 6.0 and 7.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.8 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.