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4.0 preliminary magnitude quake hits far Northern California

February 24, 2019

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has rattled a rural area of far Northern California.

The USGS says the 4.0 preliminary magnitude quake hit Sunday at 1:05 p.m. near Capetown, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) down the coast from Eureka.

A dispatcher with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says there have been no calls reporting damage or injury.

Capetown is about 275 miles (440 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

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