5.5 magnitude earthquake reported off Northern California’s coast
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck waters outdoors of Northern California on Sunday, in response to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
USGS mentioned the earthquake was reported at round 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. It was detected 63 miles west of Petrolia and 74 miles southwest of Eureka.
The epicenter of the earthquake was within the Pacific Ocean. Officials say the depth of the earthquake was round 1.3 miles.
USGS’s ShakeMap recorded the earthquake’s epicenter at 6.8 on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, however that depth was not felt onshore – the USGS reported that the depth in Petrolia was a 3.7.
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The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, a scale that measures the depth of earthquakes, considers something between 6 and seven as “strong.”
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Earthquakes with an depth of 6 or extra are observed by almost everybody and just about assured to trigger some degree of injury. Because the earthquake was removed from land, the depth didn’t register that extremely on the coast.
There have been no studies of accidents or damages instantly after the earthquake was reported.