A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes California.
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean 155km from Ferndale, California at a shallow depth of 8km. An aftershock occured a minute later with a magnitude of 4.6.
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 moderate earthquake was felt by a lot of people close to the epicenter of the quake, but damage to the infrastructure was minimal, and no injuries are expected.