Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck off the Northern California coast Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake was reported at 7:06 a.m., with its epicenter located almost 140 miles west of the Humboldt County city of Ferndale, the USGS said.

Other nearby areas include Eureka and Arcata.

The temblor’s depth was just over 3 miles, the USGS said. The quake’s impact did not trigger a tsunami warning, the agency said.

The USGS website listed 18 prior earthquakes in the vicinity of Friday’s quake within the past three weeks. The latest was the most intense.

You can reach Staff Writer Nashelly Chavez at 707-521-5203 or

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