earthquake.jpgAccording to the USGS, a 5.5 5.6 magnitude quake struck Northern California at 1:07 PM PT.

The USGS says that the quake’s center was 31 miles northeast of Eureka, and was 6 5 miles from Weitchpec, an unincorporated community in Humboldt County.

You can see the area of the quake on this map.

The USGS originally reported that the quake had a depth of 20.4 miles, but later said the depth was 17.5 miles. It was originally reported as a 5.3 magnitude, then was upgraded to a 5.5, then again to a 5.6 later this afternoon.

Did you feel it? If so, the USGS would like to hear from you — let them know on their “Did you feel ie?” map.

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