Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits northern California

According to the information given by the US Geological Survey, couple of earthquakes have struck northern California; however, these were low and did no severe harm.

The quake, which was later revised to a 5.7 magnitude, was felt about 6am UTC. There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

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Earthquakes of magnitude five and above are not exceptional in seismically active California, while they are been considered moderate and capable of causing considerable damage if they hit a heavily populated area directly.

However, once in a blue moon do they create trouble when they strike offshore from the sparsely populated Mendocino coast.

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