Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Strikes Off NorCal Coast: USGS

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the Northern California coast on Sept. 22, 2017. (Credit: USGS)

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the Northern California coast on Sept. 22, 2017. (Credit: USGS)

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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

The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. at a depth of 2.5 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter was roughly 122 miles west of the historic village of Ferndale on California’s Lost Coast.

There were few indications on social media that the quake was strongly felt, if at all. Neither the Eureka nor Fortuna police departments reported that they felt anything or received reports of damage.

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