Northern California hit by 6.5-magnitude quake

FORTUNA, Calif. (KUSI) — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Norhtern California just before 7 a.m. Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter of the quake struck more than 100 miles off west of Fortuna, Calif. and more than 280 miles northwest of Sacramento just before 7 a.m. Thursday. No tsunami threat existed according to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

 “Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records the earthquake was not sufficient to generate tsunami warning,” the warning center said in a statement. 

USGS initially reported a 6.8-magnitude earthquake but downgraded the quake to 6.5-magnitude a short while later. 

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