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(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A 6.5 magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded off the coast of northern California Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS said the quake was about 6.2 miles in depth, with its center located some 103 miles west of Ferndale and 281 miles northwest of Sacramento. The USGS initially reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8.

The National Weather Service confirmed the earthquake and said there is no danger of a tsunami to Hawaii.

“Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, said in a statement.

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