M5.5 Quake Confirmed in California Near Pacific Coast

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.