A Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Rocked The Coast Of Northern California This Morning

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred Thursday morning at 6:50 a.m. off the coast of Eureka, California and near the Oregon border, according to U.S. Geological Survey. Today’s quake is the most significant of the quakes occuring in or near the California or Oregon coastline in at least the last 30 days.

No tsunami is expected as a result of the activity. However, generally speaking a quake of this magnitude is often followed by additional smaller quakes. Already, the USGS mapping shows two more quakes that have followed the big one this morning. The first occurred very near the original quake and measured 4.7 magnitude and the second occurred approximately 18 miles south of Rio Dell and was a mere 2.9 magnitude.