EUREKA, Calif. – A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on New Year’s Day morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake hit Thursday at approximately 4:16 a.m. and was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 70 miles west of Ferndale and 78 miles west southwest of Eureka, USGS reported.
A preliminary report indicated that the temblor had a magnitude of 5.3, but it was later downgraded by USGS to 5.1.
Weak to light shaking could be felt in coastal areas around Eureka, according to a USGS map.
No injuries or damages have been reported.
A 6.9 earthquake hit near the area last March.