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4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Fortuna in Northern California


A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 4:18 p.m. Pacific time seven miles from Fortuna, California, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 16 miles from Eureka, 23 miles from Arcata, 28 miles from McKinleyville, and 96 miles from Redding.

There have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby in the past 10 days.

An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes 4.0 to 5.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, based on a recent sample of three-year data.

Tuesday’s earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.6 miles. If you could feel it, consider reporting what you felt to USGS.

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