EUREKA (CBS SF) — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday evening off the coast of Northern California, about 70 miles southwest of Eureka in Humboldt County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS Map of the earthquake epicenter

According to USGS’s website, over 1,200 people said they felt the quake, even though it was far off the coast. The earthquake struck at 7:59 p.m. Sunday.

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement after the earthquake saying a tsunami is not expected.

A KPIX viewer said on social media that the quake was strong that a friend who lives in Shelter Cove said it “knocked things down in (the) house.”

“It was a slow, nauseating quake in northern Mendocino,” said Casey Russell.


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