A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) south-southwest of the small community of Petrolia in northern California on Saturday evening, June 22, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The tremor struck at 8:53 p.m. local time and was estimated to have a depth of 5.8 miles (9.4 km).
Magnitude 5.6 earthquake near Petrolia, Northern California, near the Mendocino Triple Junction… pic.twitter.com/uPAO98jXq0
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) June 23, 2019
Lostcoastoutpost.com reported a simultaneous 5.4 magnitude earthquake directly to the south off the coast of the King Range National Conservation Area. That tremor had an estimated depth of 4.3 miles, according to the Humboldt County local news website.
— Mike McGuire (@ilike_mike) June 23, 2019
One local commented on the site that the quake could be felt for a “solid ten seconds” and another said they felt a “pretty good shake in McKinleyville.”
In Petrolia, one local commented that the quake was a “good one.”
“We counted 25 seconds of varied shaking. We took no action and stayed on the couch. The pup jumped off. No damage noted.
“It was like a toboggan ride,” they added.
There was no immediate report of damage or casualties.
Another earthquake along the coast – this time along Northern California. NO tsunami threat from this earthquake, however there are many reports of people along the Northern California coast feeling the shaking. #KEZIwx #CAwx #ORwx pic.twitter.com/aQOJ8DlZwi
— Andy Moffitt (@AndyMoffittKEZI) June 23, 2019
No tsunami threat was reported.
Repeat: there is NO tsunami danger associated with the recent felt earthquake on the Northern California Coast. https://t.co/ZjJe62Kjt3
— NWS Eureka (@NWSEureka) June 23, 2019
Petrolia, in Humboldt County, has an estimated population of a few hundred people, and is located 253 miles north of San Francisco in a wilderness area that experiences frequent earthquake activity.
Additional reporting by Epoch Times staff.