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4.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Eureka Thursday afternoon

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake hit around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.
Credit: Courtesy: USGS
4.5 magnitude earthquake near Petrolia, California.

PETROLIA, Calif. — A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Northern California Thursday afternoon. 

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake hit around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9

The USGS reported the epicenter was about 20 miles from Scotia, Calif., nearly 40 miles from Eureka, Calif., and almost 200 miles from Sacramento.

A map of where the earthquake was likely felt can be found HERE.

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