6.9 Earthquake Hits 48 Miles Off Eureka Coast

By NBC Bay Area Staff and Wire Services
|  Monday, Mar 10, 2014  |  Updated 5:31 PM PDT
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Businesses like this farm supply store in Eureka, Calif. reported some inventory falling off the shelves, but that was about it when an earthquake struck about 50 miles west, in the ocean.

Businesses like this farm supply store in Eureka, Calif. reported some inventory falling off the shelves, but that was about it when an earthquake struck about 50 miles west, in the ocean.

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6.9 Earthquake Hits off Calif. Coast Near Eureka

A 6.9 earthquake hit about 48 miles off the coast of Eureka in Humboldt County Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. NBC Bay Area's Rob Mayeda has more from the weather center.
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A 6.9 earthquake hit about 48 miles off the coast of Eureka in Humboldt County Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Police in Eureka said the shaking lasted about 20 to 30 seconds. And so far, there are no reports of injuries nor major damage.

The quake was reported at 10:18 p.m. with a depth of 4.3 miles, according to the USGS.

A tsunami was not expected for North America's West Coast, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. The agency did not issue a tsunami watch, warning or advisory.

At least 10 aftershocks were recorded, including a magnitude 4.6 about half an hour later.

There was a 90 percent chance that a “strong and possibly damaging” magnitude 5.0 or larger aftershock would strike in the next seven days, according to the Northern California Earthquake Data Center.

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