Preliminary 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Humboldt County: USGS

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A preliminary 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck just before 11:50 p.m. Saturday near Petrolia in Humboldt County, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It was centered 22 miles southwest of Ferndale, 28 miles miles south-south-west of Eureka and 26.9 miles southwest of Fortuna.

No other details were released.

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