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6.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE RATTLES CALIFORNIA


The Northern California Coast experienced a magnitude 6.5 earthquake early Thursday morning according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake, originally reported to have a magnitude of 6.8, wasn't powerful enough to generate a destructive tsunami. No damage or injuries were reported.The epicenter was relatively close to the surface — about 7.5 miles down — and its effects were felt especially by residents in the town of Ferndale, Calif., which is home to some 1,300 people and at least one cattle farm. The Ferndale Enterprise weekly newspaper tweeted that the quake "was enough to wake one up but was a 'roller' compared to a 'jolter.' Not one picture frame affected." Resident Susie Aste said smaller quakes had shaken the city earlier in the week, but that "those were 2 sharp jolts."Those quakes on Monday and Tuesday were around magnitude 4.0, according to SFGate.

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