5.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Northern California Coast

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Northern California early morning on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The preliminary quake, which struck at 11:44 a.m., was located 63.5 miles east of Petolia, 65.3 miles west of Ferndale in Humboldt County, 71.1 miles west of Fortuna and 74.6 miles west-southwest of Eureka.

As of now, no other information pertaining to the earthquake has been disclosed to the public. The potential for aftershocks has not been confirmed, however, measures are being taken to ensure public safety.

The occurrence of an earthquake is not an uncommon phenomenon in California. It is a region where earthquake tremors occur frequently. With the frequency of such natural calamities, it seems necessary to take some necessary steps to prepare for the next potential earthquake.

To help individuals better prepare themselves, NBCBAYAREA.COM/QUAKES provides access to Bay Area Quake Tracker, the latest earthquake stories, extensive quake prep checklists, videos, and many other disaster preparedness resources in one place. Ensuring that people are well-equipped with the knowledge and resources to handle such calamities is essential.

It is imperative that individuals take proactive measures and educate themselves on ways to deal with natural disasters as the aftershocks from the earthquake may cause further damage. Therefore, it is essential that individuals make themselves familiar with NBCBAYAREA.COM/QUAKES and take steps to prepare for the next earthquake.

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