World News Desk!!! According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred off the Northern California coast. The USGS said in its report that Sunday’s quake was recorded 74.3 miles west-northwest of Eureka and 63.5 miles west of Petrolia near Humboldt County. It was first reported at 11:44 a.m. Sunday with an initial magnitude of 5.6 and later downgraded to 5.5, CBS News quoted the USGS as saying. The quake was felt in Ferndale, Loleta, Foturna, Whitehorn and Eureka. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Significantly, California and Nevada experience an average of five earthquakes per year with a magnitude between 5.0 and 6.0.
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