Earthquake hits northern California

Tuesday 14 February 2012 10.26
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit northern California
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit northern California

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck northern California, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The earthquake, initially reported by the USGS as a magnitude 5.7, was centred 10km west of Weitchpec in a remote area south of Oregon.

It was quite shallow, at a depth of only 33km. There were no reports of damage.