Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

5.8 magnitude quake strikes off northern California

5.8 magnitude quake strikes off northern California

A 5.7-magnitude natural disaster rattled Friday less than 150 miles off the far Northern California coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A second, larger magnitude 5.7 quake was reported at 12:50 p.m. approximately 125 miles from Ferndale.

Both quakes struck west of the California town of Petrolia and were very shallow, amplifying their effects.

No tsunami warnings were issued for the coast, according to the National Weather Service.

The quake was felt about 6am UTC.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

Following initial reports of two earthquakes, the USGS is now reporting just one occurred on Friday afternoon, a magnitude 5.7.

California's north coast is one of the state's most seismically active areas, regularly producing major earthquakes.

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