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Quake hits off California coast

Last Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:17:49 EDT

CBC News

An earthquake struck about 145 kilometres off the coast of northern California on Tuesday night.

The quake prompted precautionary tsunami warnings along the Pacific coast from the California-Mexico border to Vancouver Island. The tsunami warnings were cancelled about an hour later.

The 7.0 magnitude quake struck at about 10:50 p.m. ET (7:50 p.m. PT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS termed it a 'major' quake, in a news release on its web site. But Charles McCreery, the center's director, said he was "not expecting anything huge from an event this size."

There have been no reports of deaths, injuries or damage, however some residents are being asked to leave areas around the low-lying areas Crescent City, California.


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