No immediate reports of major damage, injury after magnitude-6.0 quake hits off California

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PETROLIA, Calif. - A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of Northern California's Humboldt County, but officials say there are no immediate reports of major damage or injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports the temblor hit at 12:20 p.m. about 35 miles (55 kilometres) northwest of the community of Petrolia and nearly 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of Eureka.
County spokesman Phil Smith-Hanes says he felt a rolling sensation, but the movement didn't feel as severe as the magnitude-6.5 quake that struck the same area Jan. 9. That quake left more than $40 million of damage in the area and caused one major injury.
Eureka Fire Chief Eric Smith says crews are checking on structures damaged in the previous earthquake.

Geographic location: California, Northern California, PETROLIA Humboldt Eureka

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