2nd Large Quake Rattles N. Calif.

No major damage reported after 6.0 quake
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2010 2:57 AM CST
The quake's epicenter was off the California coast, roughly 50 miles west of Eureka   (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="source">?</a><a href="http://flickr.com/search/people/?m=name&q=rteuscher" target="source">rteuscher</a>)

(Newser) – Northern California was shaken by a second large earthquake in less than a month yesterday but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The 6.0 magnitude quake was centered offshore in the same region as the 6.5 quake that damaged hundreds of buildings in Humboldt County early last month, AP reports.

The quake was felt as far south as San Francisco and as far north as southern Oregon. The shaker wasn't an aftershock but "we could speculate it might have been triggered by the one last month," said a seismologist with the US Geological Survey.

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