Quake rattles northern California coast

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California has damaged buildings and knocked out power in several coastal communities.

Several people suffered cuts from shattering glass windows in the town of Eureka.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co said power blackouts have affected about 25,000 customers.

Emergency services officials say a number of buildings have suffered minor damage, including shattered windows and collapsed chimneys.

Five aftershocks followed in the 90 minutes after the Saturday earthquake, the biggest registering at a magnitude of 3.8. The San Francisco Bay area was struck by two light earthquakes on Thursday and Friday.

 

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