Quakes Jolt Kodiak, California’s North Coast
Undated (AP) _ Moderate earthquakes were felt Sunday in Kodiak, Alaska, and in several Northern California communities.
In Southern California, three aftershocks of the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake rattled the San Fernando Valley.
No damage was reported.
The Northern California quake struck at 3:39 a.m. and measured magnitude 4.9, said Mike Antolik of the University of California Seismographic station in Berkeley. It was centered about 36 miles southwest of Eureka in the area of Petrolia.
It was felt from Garberville, about 80 miles south of Eureka, to McKinleyville, along the coast 10 miles north of Eureka, said Humboldt County sheriff’s Sgt. Forrest Schafer.
″It felt stronger than a large truck going by on a freeway,″ said Frank Mancinelli, an announcer at radio station KINS in Eureka.
The Alaska quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 and was centered about 15 miles northeast of Kodiak, said Alec Medbery of the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer.
In Southern California, the temblors Sunday morning were no stronger than magnitude 2.8. The magnitude-6.7 Northridge quake killed 61 people, injured about 9,000 others and caused an estimated $20 million damage.