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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