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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast
Eureka quake (USGS)

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck off the coast of the Eureka area Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The moderate temblor hit around 5 p.m. and was felt across the Humboldt Bay region. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

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The quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles from Eureka, the USGS said.

Officials said a tsunami was not expected.

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