6.5 magnitude earthquake off Northern California
The US Geological Survey has reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Northern California, with an epicenter 102 miles west of Ferndale.
Seismographs registered the quake at 6:49am local time (2:49 GMT), along the Mendocino Fault, at the coordinates 40.507° North and 126.118° West, ten kilometers (6.2 miles) below sea level.
6.8 magnitude earthquake near Eureka. I felt the earthquake on Hwy 101 in Burlingame, I just thought it was a truck passing @kron4news.— Averi Harper (@AveriHarper) December 8, 2016
Reuters initially reported the quake was 6.8 in magnitude, in line with the National Weather Service reports for the same incident.
No tsunami warning was issued.