A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported at 11:46 p.m. Saturday 17 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 29 miles from Eureka, 33 miles from Arcata, 41 miles from McKinleyville and 94 miles from Redding.
In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.8 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
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