Earthquake Watch: 5.5 quake strikes near Eureka, Calif.

Posted on February 13, 2012

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A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon six miles from Weitchpec, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:07 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 19.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Westhaven-Moonstone, 18 miles from Trinidad, 31 miles from Eureka and 218 miles from Sacramento.

LA Times

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