LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A California earthquake today 2012 has struck north of Sacramento minutes ago. The California earthquake today Friday, September 14, 2012 is the second to strike the same epicenter this morning in the predawn morning hours. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news.
Officials confirm that a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California today. The quake struck at 4:53 am PST. USGS indicates to news, however, that the quake had a shallow depth. The quake erupted only fifteen miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the temblor could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake struck five miles southwest of Rio Dell. The quake was also eight miles southwest of Hydesville and ten miles south of Fortuna. Officials confirm to news that the quake’s epicenter was twenty-four miles south of Eureka and erupted roughly two hundred miles northwest of Sacramento.
The quake was followed by second quake moments thereafter. Officials confirm that at 4:57 am PST a second 3.2 magnitude quake struck at the same epicenter. It, however, posted a slightly deeper epicenter.
Mapping today indicates that the quake was west of Redding and Red Bluff. The quake was situated west of Interstate 5 and Chico. It was center northwest of Santa Rosa, Stockton and Concord. No reports of injuries have yet to be indicated by local news.