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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off the Northern California coast near Eureka [Updated]

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, near the Humboldt County area hit by last month's 6.5 temblor.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the quake was felt over a large swath of the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit at about 12:20 p.m. approximately 50 miles northwest of Eureka. Officials were checking for structural damage, including examining buildings that were damaged in the Jan. 9 quake.

The January quake caused more than $30 million in damage and resulted in the planned demolition of at least one building.

On Twitter, some residents said they felt a sharp jolt, but they added that it did not feel as strong as the January quake.

[Updated at 1:40 p.m.: The Eureka Times-Standard reported Thursday's quake occurred in roughly the same area as last month's quake and appears to be an aftershock. It quoted emergency personnel as saying they doubted there would be major damage from this quake.]

-- Shelby Grad

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West Southwest of Eureka. Not Northwest. Can you guys not read the USGS page?

Well I can read the USGS web site and it said that the earthquake occured at and I quote:

2010-02-04 20:20:21 UTC

Interesting "04 20" pops up regarding Northern California. It's a sign, legalize it! Hemp too.

Obama wants exports then legalize Hemp too. Good lord can't our administration see the writing on the wall???

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