6.9 Northern California Coastal Quake Felt Throughout Bay Area

Residents as far away as the East Bay have reported feeling the temblor.

Screenshot of the USGS website: earthquake.usgs.gov/
Screenshot of the USGS website: earthquake.usgs.gov/

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 was recorded off the coast of California near Eureka in Humboldt County Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

The USGS website shows substantial aftershocks ranging from 2.7 to 4.5 magnitude occurring this morning in the area of Ferndale, in Northern California.
The quake, which was along the San Andreas fault, was reported at 10:18 p.m. with a depth of 4.3 miles, according to the USGS. Data of the temblor was provided by UC Berkeley, USGS Menlo Park and the Northern California Seismic System. 

No tsunami warnings have been issued since the quake.

According to the USGS "Did You Feel It Map," 3873 residents have reported feeling the quake in 337 zip codes in 17 of the surrounding cities.

KPIX news reported the quake was felt as far away as the East Bay. 

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Did you feel the quake? Where were you? Tell us in the comments section.
Gina March 10, 2014 at 02:14 PM
I felt it. My headphones on my lamp were shaking.


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