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    5.6 Earthquake Hits Northern California Coast

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    An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 has hit an area off the northern coast of the US state of California, the US Geological Survey said in a statement on Friday.

    "Prelim[inary] M[agnitude] 5.6 earthquake near the coast of Northern California Sep-22 19:50 UTC," the US Geological Survey tweeted.

    The organization’s website noted that 20 minutes earlier, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit in the same general area, but 150 km further from the coast. There has been no tsunami warning issued.


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