Magnitude 5.3 quake hits northern California: USGS

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Posted: Feb 13, 2012 4:28 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Magnitude 5.3 quake struck northern California on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake, initially reported by the USGS as a magnitude 5.7, was centered 6 miles west of Weitchpec in a remote area south of Oregon. It was quite shallow, at a depth of only 20.4 miles.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler)