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2 Sharp Offshore Earthquakes Strike Along North Coast

FERNDALE (CBS SF) -- Two moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific waters off the coast of Northern California Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first quake occurred at 4:28 p.m. Friday with a magnitude of 5.0. The second temblor occurred about two minutes later, and was measured at a magnitude of 4.9, according to the USGS.

Both earthquakes were recorded off the Humboldt County coast. The first was roughly 159 miles from Ferndale, while the second was about 169 miles from Ferndale.

Both quakes were recorded at a depth of roughly six miles, according to the USGS.

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