U.S.G.S. Revises Magnitude of Norcal Quake

TRINIDAD, Calif. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey has revised the magnitude of an earthquake that struck the Northern California coast to 5.6. The USGS says the quake struck at 1:07 p.m. about 18 miles east of Trinidad in an unincorporated part of Humboldt County.  It was originally reported with a magnitude 5.5. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso says these types of quakes are common for California but it’s been awhile since one like this hit.  A dispatcher at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department says the temblor was widely felt and the shaking lasted 30 to 45 seconds.

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