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turism&travel : Northern California hit by strong earthquake, damages, power outages reported

Saturday 09 January 2010

5-magnitude earthquake has struck off California's northern coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5 Mw Date-Time 10 Jan 2010 00:27:39 UTC 9 Jan 2010 16:27:39 near epicenter 9 Jan 2010 14:27:39 standard time in your timezone

Location 40.674N 124.655W Depth 16 km Distances 35 km (22 miles) WNW (288 degrees) of Ferndale, CA 39 km (24 miles) W (261 degrees) of Humboldt Hill, CA 41 km (26 miles) WSW (256 degrees) of Bayview, CA 43 km (27 miles) WSW (253 degrees) of Eureka, CA 360 km (224 miles) NW (312 degrees) of Sacramento, CA

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.7 km; Vertical 1.1 km

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries but KCRA-TV, Sacramento, said it had received reports of damage and power outages.

The quake was centered in the ocean about 22 miles from the coastal town of Ferndale, located between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon state line.

There was no tsunami warning issued.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Humboldt County.

Autor: eTurboNews