5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes California

AN EARTHQUAKE has struck off northern California in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was then followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore.

 The earthquake was detected 58km west of Ferndale, California

The earthquake was detected 58km west of Ferndale, California

The US Geological Survey said both quakes were very shallow.

The quake, which was later revised to a 5.7 magnitude, was felt about 6am UTC.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

Magnitude 5 quakes and above are not uncommon in seismically active California.

They are considered moderate and capable of causing considerable damage if they hit a heavily populated area directly.

But rarely do they cause problems when they strike offshore from the sparsely populated Mendocino coast.

Original Article:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4518288/5-8-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-northern-california/

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