5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Northern California Yesterday – Did You Feel It?

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The earthquake epicenter was less than 10-miles off the Californian coast. Credit: USGS
Following the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Salt Lake City yesterday morning, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the northern California coast in the afternoon, not far from the origin of a larger 5.8 quake that occurred March 8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wednesday’s shake occurred just after 3 pm and had its epicenter under the Pacific Ocean about 35 miles southwest of Eureka less than 10 miles offshore, federal agencies reported. Nearly 100 Eureka residents submitted online reports by 4:15 p.m. to the Geological Survey saying they’d felt shaking.

The National Weather Service’s Tsunami Warning System reported no risk of a tsunami from the earthquake. 

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