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

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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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