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Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast

FERNDALE (CBS SF/AP) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Sunday morning off the coast of Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at 8:27 a.m. at a depth of 7 1/2 miles, about 50 miles west of Ferndale, a coastal town of 1,300 people just south of Eureka.

North Coast Earthquake Map
Earthquake strikes off North Coast March 22, 2020. (Source: USGS)

A police dispatcher said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in the town.

A 5.9 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area on March 8.

© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report

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