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California shaken by 6.2 magnitude earthquake


A large earthquake shook Northern California Monday afternoon. According to the United States Geological Survey, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off of the coast of Humboldt County at 12:10 p.m. Video Player: Canned food scattered outside pantry, broken glass & dishes in sink in FerndalePeople have reported feeling the earthquake as far north as Roseburg, Oregon and as far south as the Central Coast. Since the quake initially struck, 19 earthquakes, measuring less than 4.0 magnitude, have struck on land near Petrolia, California.According to Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist, the plate motion was sideways and not up-and-down, which is why there is no tsunami. This is a developing story, stay with KSBW 8 for the latest.

A large earthquake shook Northern California Monday afternoon.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off of the coast of Humboldt County at 12:10 p.m.

Video Player: Canned food scattered outside pantry, broken glass & dishes in sink in Ferndale

People have reported feeling the earthquake as far north as Roseburg, Oregon and as far south as the Central Coast.

Since the quake initially struck, 19 earthquakes, measuring less than 4.0 magnitude, have struck on land near Petrolia, California.

According to Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist, the plate motion was sideways and not up-and-down, which is why there is no tsunami.

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This is a developing story, stay with KSBW 8 for the latest.





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