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Smaller Aftershocks Reported Off The Coast Following 6.2 Magnitude Quake

PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) – Many people in the Redding area reported feeling a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Humboldt coast Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake brought significant shaking but likely minimal economic damage. The jolt was recorded just after noon on Monday off the tiny town of Petrolia. The National Weather Service said a tsunami was not expected to follow. About 25,000 people were in range of strong shaking, but some people as far away as San Francisco and Sacramento reported feeling rumblings. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office did not issue evacuation orders but reported some road closures due to rock slides. The quake was accompanied by scores of smaller quakes that continued into the evening and early Tuesday morning.