6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Ferndale

FERNDALE (KRON) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has struck off the coast of Ferndale Thursday morning, according to USGS.

The earthquake struck at 6:49 a.m. and was centered about 112 miles west of Eureka. It has a depth of about 6 miles.

USGS originally reported a magnitude of 6.8 but it has since been downgraded to 6.5.

There was no tsunami warning issued due to the quake.

Residents say they could feel the earthquake here in the Bay Area.

WHO FELT IT?: Reactions to the quake

John Bellini with USGS says they received reports of feeling the earthquake from mid-Oregon all the way down to Carmel.

At this time, it is too early to tell which fault line the quake stuck along.

KRON4’s Chuck Clifford and Averi Harper both felt the quake in Burlingame. Clifford says he was woken up by the jolt. Harper says she felt it but thought it was a large truck passing.

BART was briefly delayed systemwide as trains ran at a reduced speed as a precaution.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

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