Quake hits off North California coast


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By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press Writer Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 26 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO – Residents of Northern California's Humboldt County were rocked by a magnitude-5.9 earthquake Thursday, but officials said there were no immediate reports of major injury or damage from the second large temblor to hit the area within a month.
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AFP/File – A seismograph reading. A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake centered off the western Pacific coast shook …

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 12:20 p.m. about 35 miles northwest of the community of Petrolia and nearly 50 miles west of Eureka. The shaking was felt within a 150-mile radius, as far north as southern Oregon and as far south as Sonoma County, according to the USGS Web site.

Local officials and residents reported feeling a rolling sensation that caused items to fall from walls and shelves. Many said the movement didn't feel nearly as severe as the magnitude-6.5 quake that struck the same region Jan. 9 and caused more than $40 million in damage and one serious injury — an elderly woman who fell and broke her hip.

Eureka Fire Chief Eric Smith said crews were checking on structures that were damaged in the previous earthquake to make sure they're secure.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100204/ap_on_re_us/us_california_coast_earthquake
 
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Haya conspiracy theorists semeni na hili nalo limetengenezwa na wamarekani.
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