An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck off the coast Gold Beach, Oregon Friday at 9:58 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.
A moderate offshore earthquake gave a jolt to cities in far Northern California, but there are no reports of damages or injuries.
The U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service and East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up to remind people that while dogs almost always survive being swept out to sea, their owners usually don’t.
News of Saturday’s tragedy shocked many in the small college town of Arcata on the Northern California coast, about 280 miles north of San Francisco.
A public university located in one of California’s prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.