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A moderate 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck California, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Just minutes ago, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 4.4-magnitude earthquake 34 miles. south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA at a depth of 23.8km.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

The moederate earthquake was most likely felt by a number of people residing close to the epicenter. Towns or cities where a light shaking might have been felt include Scotia (pop. 850) located 16 miles from the epicenter, Rio Dell (pop. 3,400) 17 miles away, Fortuna (pop. 12,000) 21 miles away, and Humboldt Hill (pop. 3,400) 29 miles away, Eureka (pop. 27,000) located 34 miles from the epicenter, Bayside (pop. 17,100) 39 miles away, Arcata (pop. 17,800) 40 miles away, and McKinleyville (pop. 15,200) 45 miles away.

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