\NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Two large earthquakes were reported off the coast of Northern California on Friday evening.
The quakes measured 5.1 and 5.2 on the Richter Scale, according to the US Geological Survey.
The first quake, the 5.1 magnitude, occurred at 6:51 p.m. 64 miles west of Petrolia and 66 miles west of Ferndale, at just over a mile under the earth’s surface, the agency said.
The second quake, the 5.2, occurred several hours later at 11:04 p.m. It was reported at the earth’s surface, 50 miles west of Petrolia and 52 miles west of Ferndale, according to the US Geological Survey.
Both quakes appeared to have occurred along a portion of the San Andreas Fault, according to survey maps.
By 1 a.m. Saturday, 79 shake reports had been submitted on the first quake and 215 on the second, primarily from North Coast and Bay Area counties.
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