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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off the coast of Northern California

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off the coast of Northern California

Strong earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5


Date-Time • 8 Dec 2016 14:49:47 UTC
• 8 Dec 2016 06:49:47 near epicenter

Location 40.507N 126.118W

Depth 10 km

Distances • 157 km (97 mi) W of Ferndale, California
• 166 km (102 mi) W of Fortuna, California
• 168 km (104 mi) W of Eureka, California
• 176 km (109 mi) WSW of Arcata, California
• 451 km (279 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.5 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 123; Dmin = 169.7 km; Rmss = 1.37 seconds; Gp = 55°

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