5.1 earthquake strikes off northern California coast

Northern California earthquake
Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-18 11:02:12-04

PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) — A 5.1 earthquake struck off the northern California coast late Saturday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake just before midnight was about 12 kilometers west of Petrolia in Humboldt County and 56 kilometers southwest of Eureka.

The depth was just over 30 kilometers. According to reports submitted to USGS, the shaking could be felt as far south as San Francisco and as far east as beyond Yuba City. Further details weren’t immediately available.