Massive 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Northern California coast

The earthquake monitoring agency has located the epicentre of earthquake to 165km west of Ferndale, California, at a depth of 10km.

Massive 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Northern California coast

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake has been reported from the coast of northern California, Thursday morning according to United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake monitoring agency has located the epicentre of earthquake to 165km west of Ferndale, California, lying at an depth of 10km.

However, USGS has not issued Tsunmai warning, so far according to Tsunami Warning Center.

CNBC has reported no loss of life, however, despite powerful shaking observed along the Northern California coast.

The earthquake has affected residents living in areas like Ferndale and Eureka, reported initial media reports.

Reports said earthquake has a region hit 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, California.

The affected region is prone to earthquakes, and has reported some of the massive quakes in the past, added experts.

In April 1992, the Cape Mendocino Earthquakes, has hit the region with magnitudes 7.2, 6.5 and 6.7 in which over 100 were injured.

The initial tremors were reported on April 25 about 30 miles southwest of Eureka, leading to tsunami waves in Northern California and Hawaii.

Another quake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred  in January 1922, off the coast of Humboldt County, which caused landslides in the region.