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.
Good morning Redwood Coast CA. Did you feel the magnitude 6.4 quake about 7.5 miles southwest of Ferndale at 2:34 am? The #ShakeAlert system was activated. See: https://t.co/zwOapjTWaA pic.twitter.com/eMSUAT3inw
— USGS ShakeAlert (@USGS_ShakeAlert) December 20, 2022
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)