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6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern California

Washington: A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The earthquake was at a depth of 16.1km, USGS said, adding that it struck 12km west-southwest of Ferndale, California.

“Notable quake, preliminary info: M 6.4 – 12km WSW of Ferndale, CA,” USGS tweeted.

Ferndale, a town of about 15,000 people, is 261 miles (420 km) north of San Francisco and 19.6 miles (31.54km) south of Eureka, California.

There was no risk of a tsunami after the quake, the US tsunami warning system said.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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