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Earthquake Strikes Northern California
Credit: USGS.

An earthquake has struck Northern California today (Feb. 13). The 5.5-magnitude quake happened at 1:07 p.m. local time, near the California coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck in a rural region of the state, near Redwood National Park.

The quake was felt as far away as southern Oregon, and the shaking lasted 30 to 45 seconds, the AP reported, yet there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.  

Details from the USGS:


Monday, February 13, 2012 at 01:07:02 PM at epicenter

Location: 41.153°N, 123.817°W

Depth: 20.4 miles (32.9 km)

Distances from epicenter:

10 km (6 miles) WSW (247°) from Weitchpec, CA

29 km (18 miles) ENE (70°) from Trinidad, CA

29 km (18 miles) ENE (70°) from Trinidad, CA

352 km (218 miles) NW (326°) from Sacramento, CA

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.