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6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off northern California, no major tsunami threat expected

A 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake On Thursday Struck Off The Coast Of Northern California, But No Major Tsunami Threat Was Expected, Seismologists Said.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Dec 2016, 10:31:18 PM
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San Francisco:

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake on Thursday struck off the coast of northern California, but no major tsunami threat was expected, seismologists said.

The epicenter of the quake, which hit at 6:49 am (1449 GMT), was located 157 kilometers west of Ferndale, California at a depth of 10 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no Pacific-wide tsunami threat was expected from the event, and there was no specific threat to Hawaii.

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First Published : 08 Dec 2016, 10:28:00 PM

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