5.7-magnitude earthquake hits off Northern California coast

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck 17 miles west of Petrolia in Northern California on Wednesday.

The quake hit shortly after 1 p.m. about 25 miles southwest of Ferndale and 41 miles southwest of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An Eyewitness News viewer in Eureka reported feeling the quake.

Ferndale City Manager Jay Parrish told ABC News that he felt a lengthy rolling motion when the quake struck. After the rolling stopped, he walked down Main Street and saw no damage and heard no reports of injuries.

The temblor had a depth of about 10.6 miles.

Residents as far away as Chico reported feeling the earthquake.

There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning issued.

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