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.
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.READ MORE: FDA Clears Johnson & Johnson's Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Immediate Use
The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement after the earthquake saying a tsunami is not expected.READ MORE: Sacramento Doctor Appears in Virtual Traffic Court While Performing Surgery
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.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Police Return Stolen Puppy to Richmond Family