Large earthquake rattles coast of Northern California

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 rattled the Northern California coast on March 8, 2020. (Credit: United States Geological Survey)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 rattled the Northern California coast on March 8, 2020. (Credit: United States Geological Survey)

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a spot off the coast of Northern California on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake hit at 7:59 p.m. and was centered in a spot 55.5 miles west of Ferndale, a town of about 1,300 people along the Pacific Coast. The earthquake had a depth of 1.2 miles.

There are no reports of damage so far.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the time of the earthquake. The article has been updated.

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