UPDATED: 3.6 Earthquake Strikes Near Fieldbrook


A preliminary magnitude-3.6 earthquake (which was first reported as a 3.5 before being downgrade to a 3.4  before being upgrade by USGS) struck near Fieldbrook at 10:32 a.m.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor hit at a depth of 13.35 miles about a mile from Fieldbrook, 4 miles from McKinleyville and 6 miles from Arcata. 

There was no immediate word of damage.

According to the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group,  the quake was not related to the magnitude-6.4 that struck Dec. 20 and the 5.4 New Year's Day aftershock that took a particularly high toll on the community of Rio Dell.

Because the quake was on land and so small, no tsunami would be produced. 

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