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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off NorCal Coast: USGS

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Thursday morning, according to the USGS.The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center indicated that a tsunami was not expected following the temblor. River Otter Shot Up With Pellets Sparks Uproar in East Bay The quake, which rattled just before 8:40 a.m., was reported to have hit about 102 miles west of Capetown and roughly 115 miles away from Eureka, according to the USGS.A magnitude 5.0 aftershock followed roughly 45 minutes later, according to the USGS. The temblor also did not trigger any tsunami threats. Gov. Brown to Lay Out Vision in Last State of State Thursday’s earthquake activity follows a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck off Alaska’s coast early Tuesday. The quake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska’s coastline and coastal communities as well as tsunami watches for the U.S. West Coast, but large waves never appeared.Photo Credit: USGS
Source: NBC San Diego

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