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Northern California rocked by strong earthquake

Strong earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5

Strong earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.5


Date-Time • 8 Dec 2016 14:49:47 UTC
• 8 Dec 2016 06:49:47 near epicenter

Location 40.507N 126.118W

Depth 10 km

Distances • 157 km (97 mi) W of Ferndale, California
• 166 km (102 mi) W of Fortuna, California
• 168 km (104 mi) W of Eureka, California
• 176 km (109 mi) WSW of Arcata, California
• 451 km (279 mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.5 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 123; Dmin = 169.7 km; Rmss = 1.37 seconds; Gp = 55°