Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes off Northern California: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 1:37 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Northern California early on Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 4.3 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake, which was initially reported as magnitude 6.1, hit 40 miles west of Eureka, California, USGS said.

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There was no danger of a tsunami, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.

(Writing by Eric Walsh)