Offshore 4.9 quake gives N. Calif. a jolt

Posted at: 10/11/2013 9:05 PM
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(AP) EUREKA, Calif. - A moderate offshore earthquake gave a jolt to cities in far Northern California, but there are no reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 quake struck shortly after 4 p.m. about 33 miles northwest of the coastal city of Eureka at a depth of about 6 miles.

No tsunami warning was issued.

Eureka police Sgt. Rodrigo Sanchez says the quake gave the area a sharp jolt that felt like it lasted less than a second.

Sanchez and Humboldt Bay Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Goodlive (GOOD’-lihv) say their departments have received no calls about damages or injuries.

Eureka has a population of about 27,000 and neighboring Arcata has about 17,000 people.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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