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: Moderate quake hits northern California



From: Reuters
Published April 30, 2008 12:38 AM

Moderate quake hits northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck near the coastal city of Eureka in Northern California on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The magnitude 5.2 quake occurred at 8:03 p.m. (0303 GMT on Wednesday) 35 miles east of Eureka and was felt across the region from the Pacific Ocean to near the Oregon border, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website.

Nearly an hour later, the dispatch officer for the Eureka Police Department said she had not received any reports of damage.

The area north of San Francisco is lightly populated, and about 10,000 people were exposed to light or moderate shaking, the USGS said.

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(Reporting by Adam Tanner; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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