M4.7 Earthquake Confirmed off Coast of Northern California

March 24, 2020

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Sunday morning off the coast of Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The quake hit at 8:27 a.m. about 50 miles west of Ferndale, a coastal town of 1,300 people.

A police dispatcher said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in the town just south of Eureka.

A 5.9 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area on March 8.

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