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Monday, Apr 12, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM PDT
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A small earthquake struck off the north coast of California, and authorities say there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
     
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude-4.0 temblor hit at 8:10 a.m. about 8 miles west of the town of Petrolia and nearly 250 miles north of San Francisco.

It was immediately followed by an aftershock of magnitude-2.4.

A Humboldt County sheriff's dispatcher says the agency has not gotten any injury or damage reports.

The seismically active area already has seen two significant events this year. A magnitude-6.5 quake left more than $40 million in damage and one serious injury on Jan. 10, and a magnitude-5.9 quake rocked the area Feb. 4 but caused no major damage.
    

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