Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes offshore northern California region


California, May 22 (BNA): A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of California on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), causing no damage or injuries.

The USGS said the quake had a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and occurred 108 kilometers (67 miles) west of Petrolia, an area of ​​about 1,000 people in rural Humboldt County, Reuters reported.

A handful of other towns in the sparsely populated region of Northern California reported feeling a slight tremor, according to the USGS.

The last deadly earthquake in the state was a 6.4-magnitude quake that struck Northern California just 5 kilometers offshore in December, injuring at least 12 people and killing two.

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