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. Wolf

    No 7.0+, no care.

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

      I don't think you care about anything.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bugbear

    Califonia sux

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

      You wrote "California sux" and "Hopefully the coast will sink". If people in Crescent City or Eureka were hurt, or their homes ruined, would that make you happy?

      February 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • luke

      dont be jealous cuz you live in the midwest with the hicks

      February 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GIUK

    That wasn't an earth quake. That was California's credit rating hitting a ledge on the way to the bottom.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Lol lol lol. That was good GIUK!

      February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      lol

      February 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bugbear

    Hopefully the coast will sink!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • PantyRaid

      why?

      February 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • midogs2

      Ya really, why. Where would I buy my wine from?

      February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kirk

    It was all the cillicon from tori spellings breasts exploding

    February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • midogs2

      LMAO, I didn't know silicone was exposive. I'll remember to tell my doctor not to use it when I get my peenis enlargement work done.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • PantyRaid

      Yes or possibly her horse face jaw hitting the ground.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan Casebier

    This is Bigfoot country, I hope he's OK.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Melissa

    Stop, drop, and cover. Let's see Hawaii, Costa Rica, Northern California...the big one is comming. Prepare yourself, don't wait. Ahhhhhhhhh! I better DVR the new show with the dooms day family to get tips.

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

      This will happen on December 21st 2012.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike

    "Please" In Cali that isn't even considered a decent aftershock.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. midogs2

    A precurser?

    February 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin E

      Yes it's just the beginning.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin E

    Non believers, ya'll can mock Jesus Christ all you want, but Jesus truly is the ONLY way out of the hell on earth that is about to happen. Jesus is coming back soon (rapture) to take the church. WE ARE IN THE FINAL WARNING STAGES BEFORE THESE THINGS HAPPEN! Believe it or not. Curse me or think I'm a lunatic for speaking about the rapture, but Christ is coming back with the clouds when people least expect him and fall asleep. WAKE UP!!!! It is just like the boy who cried wolf many times before it really happened. People have been heard about the rapture many many many times and it didn't happen then. But the world IS NOW DEAD TO THE WARNINGS. The one world government is almost here. World War 3 is almost here. Our freedoms in America are being destroyed. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY OUT!!!! Jesus Christ is Lord ❤ Do you know him? Do you REALLY know him???

    Or do you mock him and quickly dismiss the fact that God so loved the world, that even though we were sinners and hated God and wanted to be apart from his rule... God was willing to put on flesh and layed down his life for his friends. That Jesus Christ has two natures.. fully God and God in the flesh (yet sinless!) and took our place for the punishment for our sins on the cross. That through faith in Jesus Christ we are cleansed from all unrighteousness and have a ticket to get into heaven because Christ paid the price for OUR SOULS with his love he poured out with rivers of blood. God wanted us to be his friend so much he was willing to purchase us with his life he laid down on the cross. Amen 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • PantyRaid

      I mock him and I mock you fool. When Christmas comes around this year, you better be sure you were a good little boy!

      February 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Yay! The religious wingnuts have arrived to explain that earthquakes are really the wrath of the magic sky fairy.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin E

      Know that Satan, the devil, is the one behind all the evil in the world. Don't blame it on God.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • PantyRaid

      Have you met him yet? He works for our government.

      You know what I mean don't you Kevin?

      The power is in destiny now. Your faith will be defeated.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin E

      @Panty: You really don't know who our loving graceful God is. God is love, but also a God of justice and doesn't let wickedness and evil go unpunished.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin E

      He can take many shapes and forms.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      "He can take many shapes and forms." - Oh, like that chick from Space 1999? That's cool.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lirpa Yadsloof

    Nutcases. http://www.lirpayadsloof.com

    February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Susan

    I'm surprised this is breaking news on here. It wasn't that big especially for us. Though it was a really weird one.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rob

    Nobody in this state cares unless it's over a 6.5

    February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin E

    Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. And the ONLY way to God and eternal life in heaven. May Jesus bless you ❤

    February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. pmk1953

    Oh, my! The world is gonna end! The sky is falling! Oh well, enough hysteria today.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wassup, Chicken Little?

      February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
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