Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Petrolia in Northern California

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Petrolia in Northern California

June 23, 2019– Mary Greeley News – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Northern California Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was reported at 8:53 p.m., and hit three miles from Petrolia.

According to the USGS, the quake also struck 17 miles southwest from Scotia and 36 miles from Eureka.

The 3.3 shook almost the same spot at 8:27 p.m.–just under a half hour earlier.

The quake had a depth of 5.5 miles.

According to the USGS “Did you feel it” 2,253 people reported feeling this earthquake.

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It was reported felt over 500 miles away, as far as Oakland and San Francisco.

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Petrolia in Northern California

Shop Smart in Redway is closed while employees clean up the damage, according to Susi who answered the phone.

Rays Food Place in Garberville is allowing customers in one at a time, said employee Jacqui Harmon. “Just be patient be with us,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of broken glass. It looks like maybe $300 worth of damage.”

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Petrolia in Northern California

Damage ranged from relatively small in Ferndale to some serious liquor spillage in Redway.

The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:53 p.m. at a spot 17.3 miles southwest of Scotia, a town of 850 people.

The earthquake had a depth of 5.6 miles and was felt throughout the region, including in Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

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