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California Earthquake Rolls off Coast Near Ferndale Thursday

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast near Ferndale on Thursday followed two smaller earthquakes earlier in the week. (Screengrab via USGS)

By    |   Friday, 09 Dec 2016 07:19 AM

A California earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or injury.

The quake was reported off the coast of Northern California on Thursday morning, Reuters reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean west of Ferndale, California, but there was no warning of a tsunami.

Mayor Don Hindley said he hadn’t heard of any damage caused by the quake, as it only lasted for about 15 seconds, Reuters noted.

Ferndale has a population of about 1,300 people.

“It wasn’t that bad at all,” Hindley said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake was originally reported as a 6.8 magnitude, but that was later corrected, according to NPR.

Though the quake didn’t have much of an affect, there was at least one resident that expressed effects from the short-lived tremble.

The Ferndale Enterprise weekly newspaper tweeted that the quake “was enough to wake one up but was a ‘roller’ compared to a ‘jolter.’ Not one picture frame affected,” NPR noted.

The quake “came like a rolling heavy wave,” said Karen Pingitore, the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce president, according to the Ferndale Enterprise.

The Enterprise quoted resident Susie Aste saying the Thursday quake wasn’t like two the city experienced earlier in the week, which she described as “two sharp jolts.”

Those quakes, which shook the city on Monday and Tuesday, were both about a 4.0 magnitude, according to SFGate, the San Francisco Chronicle’s sister site.

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