Large earthquake strikes off coast of Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a spot off the coast of Northern California on Sunday.

Posted: Mar 9, 2020 8:59 AM

FERNDALE, Calif., (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a spot off the coast of Northern California on Sunday.

The USGS says the earthquake hit at 6:59 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.

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