M6.2 Earthquake Off Northern California Coast Followed by Dozens of Aftershocks

A multitude of temblors ranging in magnitude from 2.6 to 4.5 followed off the Humboldt County coastline

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Monday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 12:10 p.m. and was centered 30.8 miles southwest of Ferndale, 36.3 miles west-southwest of Fortuna and 45.2 miles southwest of Eureka, the USGS said.

Dozens of aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 2.6 to 4.5 followed the quake throughout Monday and into Tuesday, including the latest 3.3 magnitude shaker at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday.

A tsunami was not expected, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.

The National Weather Service's Eureka office said moderate to strong shaking was felt in the area. Some minor damage was reported as a result of household items falling.

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