The U.S. Geological Survey a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit near the Pacific coast of Northern California.
The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:53 p.m. on Saturday at a spot 17.3 miles southwest of Scotia, a town of 850 people.
The earthquake had a depth of 5.6 miles.
Media reports says the earthquake was felt in the region. There are no immediate reports of damage.
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