A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the Northern California coast on Friday afternoon. (Courtesy USGS)

5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary 5.7-magnitude struck off the Northern California coast early Friday afternoon.

The quake struck at 1:50 p.m. about 36 miles west of Ferndale, Calif., and had a depth of 4.6 kilometers.

Justin Pressfield, a spokesperson for the USGS, said few residents in nearby Eureka have reported feeling the temblor.

“It was certainly not widely felt,” Pressfield said.

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