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Earthquake: Magnitude 4.7 quake hits near Eureka, Calif.

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported Sunday at 11:55 p.m. 177 miles from Eureka, Calif., according to the NOAA’s Tsunami Warning System.
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A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported at 11:55 p.m. Sunday 177 miles from Eureka, Calif., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Tsunami Warning System.

The earthquake occurred farther than 100 miles from a city.

A few minutes later, a magnitude 5.5 quake hit the same area offshore, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At about the same time, a magnitude 5.0 quake was recorded 26 miles from Fortuna, which is just south of Eureka, at a depth of nine miles.

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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The Eureka earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

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This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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