The quake struck off the Northern California coast at 7:59 p.m.
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It was a shallow earthquake, with a depth of about a mile, meaning people could really feel the shaking in the nearby coastal cities.
Light to moderate shaking was reported as far from the area as San Francisco, Marin County, and even some parts of the East Bay.
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Light to moderate shaking felt around Eureka. Even had a few reports that people felt shaking in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/XNS8uk5PPH— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) March 9, 2020
M5.9 earthquake struck just before 8pm PDT off the coast of northern California. Numerous reports of shaking around Eureka. pic.twitter.com/Wst7z6HVyG— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) March 9, 2020