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Major Earthquake Detected 50 Miles West Of Eureka

Major Earthquake Detected 50 Miles West Of Eureka
Posted March 10th, 2014 @ 6:48am by KFBK News

An earthquake struck about 50 miles west of Eureka California at 10:18 p.m. according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The US Geological Survey says it was felt from all along the California Coast.

While it was relatively major, with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter Scale and a depth of only 4.3 miles, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Sgt. Brian Stevens says the quake was more of a rolling sensation then shaking and seemed to last a long time.

"Our dispatch center was swamped with calls immediately following the earthquake, however we've gotten no reports of damage anywhere in the city of Eureka," Stevens said. 

Dave Rosso felt the quake in Eureka. He feels lucky.

"We heard a lot of shaking, but so far we have not seen any damage. We even have light things on our shelves and above the fireplace, and they haven't moved," he said. 

Initial reports labeled the quake as a 6.1 on the Richter Scale.

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