A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the coast of northern California late Sunday night, and was reportedly felt up and down the west coast from southern California to Vancouver Island.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at just past 10:18 p.m. local time Sunday night, centred around 77 kilometres due west of Eureka, Calif., and at a depth of around 16 kilometres. Residents in and around Eureka reported the strongest shaking, which would have likely woken anyone sleeping at the time and could have toppled objects and knocked items off shelves. Nearly 4,000 people reported the quake, mostly from the rest of northern California and in southern Oregon, but it was also reported as far south as San Diego, Calif., and even as far north as Victoria, B.C.
Nearly two dozen aftershocks, including three of at least magnitude 4.4, have followed since. Many more will likely happen as the fault-zone settles down from this powerful release of energy.
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