Northern California Hit by 6.5 Earthquake

Quake hits in Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ferndale
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2016 9:19 AM CST
In this July 7, 2005 file photo, a man rides his bicycle toward the B Street Pier past a tsunami hazard sign in Crescent City, Calif., which is about 100 miles north of Ferndale.   (Erik Fraser/The Eureka Times-Standard via AP, File)

(Newser) – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Northern California on Thursday morning. The quake, which was initially reported at 6.8, hit about 100 miles west of Ferndale at 6:50am local time, per USGS, meaning it was centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 6.2 miles. (Ferndale is about 20 miles south of Eureka and 260 miles north of San Francisco.) There are no reports yet of injuries or damage. The National Tsunami Center is not reporting any danger of tsunamis at this point, CBS San Francisco reports. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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