Thursday, 8 December 2016

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off north coast of California

Posted by Anup Baral December 08, 2016 :
According to the U.S. Geological Service report, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of California at around 6:50 a.m. PT today. There were reports of moderated shaking along the California and Oregon coasts, but no tsunami alert was issued and no damage has been reported. The quake struck roughly 160 kilometres west of Ferndale at a shallow depth of 12 kilometres. Initial estimates put it at 6.8 magnitude, but it was later downgraded to 6.5.

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