February 13th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

5.5 quake hits Northern California

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern California on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered between Crescent City and Eureka and near the coast, according to the USGS.

The quake was at a depth of about 20 miles, according to the USGS.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    I love earthquakes.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shmeckell

      Then you should see my wife run the 200m

      February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jobi

    THATS IT !!! Mayans were right ! OMG Armageddon !!!!..I am goign withdraw all my 401k and off to Mars !!!!

    May God Save Earth!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC

      send me your money!!

      February 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      why is this news?

      February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clint04 Wa.

      Ok, let us know how Newt's colony is doing.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shmeckell

      Off to Mars? That must be one heck of a 401k

      February 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thinking7

    California – a bigger one is coming.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JT

    It's California. We call that "Monday". Trust me, most of us see the rain in N. Cali as a bigger disruption in our lives.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC

      So it's like murder in nyc.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Sort of, Dee, except that in most quakes no one actually dies.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dee

    whatever.. nobody lives there anyway.. far from any major city in Cali..

    February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      at least 10,000 people live in that area, which is definitely more than people in your family, Dee. too bad they werent all there!

      February 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      It was felt in a 100 mile radius that holds approx 300K in 3 counties. We do live here!

      February 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Emmy

    5.5 isnt that big...

    February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emmy's husband

      She's right.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bruno Sardine

    inb4 someone blames this on the Obama administration, as well as inb4 some wacko religious nutjob making some kind of stupid statement about it being the end of the Earth.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      You left out that one nutjob who will claim that it was the government's secret earthquake machine.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      as well as your grammar is terrible inb4 i go, your spelling is atrocious too.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Guest, it's funny you would say that to him and then incorrectly try to bridge your two sentences together as one. A comma doesn't make it right.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DeeNYC

    buy land in arizona and nevada, the real estate will skyrocket when cali sinks into the ocean after the next big quake.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      the scientific community is in full agreement that this could not and will not ever happen. do your research.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      I'm pretty sure that was Lex Luthor's plan in the original Superman movie.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. socalpimp

    5.5 is barely a shaker.....quit trying to scare people

    February 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. john

    this is really "breaking" news cnn? Another little earthquake in california? wow...

    February 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. David Goodrow 'Huntsville, Tx.'

    Thats funny you said that because you have no idea how right you are. It's jokes now but it won't be in a very short while!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. martin

    happens almost everyday here, nothing to worry about.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steve

    This just in – lot of rain in expected in Seattle this year.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steve Sproles

    Hey DEE...........Maybe you should check out N. California. Maybe you are "nobody" and live in a city! These people!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MotoJB

    Actually...that was me, taking a long overdue dump.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
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