North Coast Gets Quake Up Call
Police say no one reported feeling a magnitude-4.4 earthquake centered in the Pacific Ocean west of Eureka.
The U.S. Geological Survey preliminary computer generated report shows the epicenter of the 5:05 a.m. quake was 54 miles west of Eureka, which is 270 miles north of San Francisco in Humboldt County.
Eureka police-fire dispatcher Jennifer Braud says no one called to report feeling the quake and she didn't feel a thing.
A moderate 6.5 quake hit the same general area last winter causing significant damage. See attached photos of the damage.
Published at 6:51 AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010 | Updated at 7:00 AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010
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