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6.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Eureka coast

Published On: Mar 10 2014 01:57:52 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2014 02:47:07 AM CDT
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A 6.9-magnitude earthquake could be felt hundreds of miles from where it hit off the north coast Sunday night.

According to the United States Geological Survey the quake hit at 10:18 p.m.

It was located about 50 miles west of Eureka and 48 miles northwest of Ferndale.

However the shaking could still be felt hundreds of miles away.

Multiple people reported the rumble from Redding to Chico, even as far as the Bay Area.

USGS seismologist Susan Hoover says more than 300 people have reported feeling the temblor on their website.

According to the National Tsunami Warning Center there is no tsunami warning for the region.

According to Eureka and Fortuna Police there have been no reports of injuries or major damage.

As of 11:40 Sunday night eight aftershocks have been reported, the largest registering at 4.6 at 10:51 p.m.

Earlier Sunday evening around 9:15 p.m. a 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit the north coast.

Saturday another 3.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in Eureka.