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A 4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Humboldt County, California.

Image Credit: Independent.ie

Minutes ago USGS reported that a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 75 mi west of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA at a shallow depth of 4.6km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns and cities nearby that might have felt a weak shaking include Ferndale (pop: 1,370), located 107km away from the epicenter, Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000), 121km away, Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800), 130km away, Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100), 131km away and McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200), 132km away.

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