A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Northern California

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magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Northern California

The US Geological Survey announced that an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of Northern California on Tuesday.

The agency declared the quake had a depth of 16.1 km and that it occurred 12 km southwest of Ferndale, California.

Ferndale, a town of about 15,000 residents, is 420 km north of San Francisco and 31.54 km south of Eureka, California.

The US Tsunami Warning System said it was unlikely that a tsunami would occur after the quake.

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