6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Pacific Ocean

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Pacific Ocean

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake with a 6.0 magnitude occurred Monday just before 10 p.m. hundreds of miles off the coast of California.

According to the USGS, the quake was recorded at a depth of six miles and 737 miles from Big Sur, or roughly one-third of the distance from California to Hawaii.

By Wednesday morning, more than 70 people, mainly in the Bay Area and other southern regions, had contacted the USGS to report feeling the earthquake.

The National Tsunami Warning Center determined that the earthquake was “too minor and too far” from the California coast to “issue a tsunami,” according to the National Weather Service’s Bay Area office.

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The Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis buoy in the Pacific Ocean did not detect any “vertical rise in the water column,” according to the NWS.