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M5.5 earthquake strikes off northern California coast

A tsunami is not expected, according to the National Weather Service.

EUREKA, Calif. — A preliminary magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck along the northern California coast Sunday morning, the United States Geological Survey reports.

The quake was reported at 11:44 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean just west of Eureka.

There were no immediate reports of damage. According to the National Weather Service, no tsunami is expected.

The Sunday morning earthquake came less than two weeks after a larger, 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck Plumas County and hours after a magnitude 4.3 quake struck near the state's border with Nevada.


WATCH MORE:  Earthquakes come without warning and if you aren’t prepared by the time the big one hits, you will be too late. The 2019 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California shined a spotlight on the need to be prepared with a disaster kit and a plan. A little work now could help you survive the next quake.

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