US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off northern California

By REUTERS
September 22, 2017 23:09




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An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck off northern California in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

It was quickly followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, the USGS said.

Both quakes struck west of the California town of Petrolia and were very shallow, amplifying their effects.

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