Earthquake location
U.S. Geological Survey map shows the location of the earthquake.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast near Eureka on Monday afternoon, but caused no major damage or a tsunami.

The quake hit at 12:10 p.m. approximately 24 miles off the coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake did not trigger a tsunami warning because of the nature of the fault system from which it came, seismologist Lucy Jones posted on Twitter.

Shaking was felt as far south as the San Francisco area and as east as Sacramento, caused some broken windows and dislodged items from shelves, but no injuries or major damage were reported.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Samantha Karges said two roads were closed due to rock slides caused by the shaking.

The quake was followed by at least a dozen aftershocks.

Updated at 5:20 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Reuters contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.