Earthquake: 5.4 magnitude quake hits Northern California days after deadly tremor

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Humbdolt County, shaking an area hard hit by a devastating tremor last month,

The earthquake occurred 26 miles from Eureka, 26 miles from Arcata, 35 miles from McKinleyville and 81 miles from Redding.

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake on December 20 killed two people and caused extensive damage. The force of the tremors shattered windows, shattered objects and damaged at least one historic bridge in small communities south of Eureka. At least 11 people were injured.

Officials were assessing the damage caused by Sunday’s earthquake.

According to a recent three-year sample of data, an average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur each year in California and Nevada.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.3 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting your feelings to the USGS.

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This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before publication. If you want to know more about the system, check out our list of frequently asked questions.

Los Angeles Times

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