6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California Coast

EUREKA, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) — The U.S, Geological Survey reported late Saturday that a strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake had jarred Northern California near the cities of Eureka and Ferndale.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries but KCRA-TV, Sacramento, said it had received word of some damage and power outages.

The quake was centered in the ocean about 22 miles from the coastal town of Ferndale, located between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon state line.

There were no tsunami advisories issued after the quake struck and no indication of any aftershocks.

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