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A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit northern California.
LOS ANGELES — An earthquake has struck California's northern coast, according to the US Geological Survey.
A magnitude-5.6 quake struck at 1:07 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, about 18 miles east of Trinidad in a rural, unincorporated area of Humboldt County, the Associated Press reported. The epicenter was about 220 miles northwest of Sacramento, in a rural area near the small community of Weitchpec, the AP reported.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the temblor was not large enough to generate a tsunami, according to the AP.
The trembling was widely felt and lasted 30 to 45 seconds, a dispatcher from the sheriff's office told the AP. Hundreds reported feeling the quake on the USGS website, as far as southern Oregon, the Sacramento Bee reported.
"It was just a mild shaking. It wasn't a sharp jerk," Sgt. Gene McManus of the Del Norte County Sheriff's Department, told the AP.
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage, but deputies are surveying the area, the AP reported.
Debbie Bailey, who owns an office supply store in Hoopa, about 5 miles from the epicenter, described the jolt as "like a pick-up-and-move, like a soft wave."