A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off California’s northern coast
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off California’s northern coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake, which ran about 10 miles deep, hit at 4:27 p.m. (7:27 p.m. ET) Saturday, about 25 miles from Eureka.
There were reports of power outages in some areas, CNN affiliate KCRA said.
“I was talking on the phone and all of a sudden it started shaking. I thought my TV was going to fall over,” Eureka resident Cole Machado told CNN.
He said the power cut out for a few seconds and there were reports of downed phone lines and broken windows in the the nearby town of Ferndale.
Ferndale resident Jessica Stephens Tucker described the movement from the temblor: “It rolled and rolled and then it slammed.”
There was no tsunami warning issued.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Humboldt County.
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