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3.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

The 3.4 magnitude temblor struck just after 8:30 a.m. about 95 miles to the west of the town of Big Lagoon, Calif., or nearly 100 miles west-northwest of Eureka.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. — A small earthquake was recorded off the California coast of Humboldt County Wednesday morning.

The 3.4 magnitude temblor struck just after 8:30 a.m. about 95 miles to the west of the town of Big Lagoon, Calif., or nearly 100 miles west-northwest of Eureka, at a depth of about 15 miles.

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There is no tsunami risk associated with this earthquake, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

According to the USGS, earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely with quakes of magnitudes of 4.0 and greater.

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