The quake struck at 12:10 PST (20:10 GMT), approximately 38 kilometers west of the northern Californian community of Petrolia.
The earthquake was centered in the Pacific Ocean, according to reports, and state emergency services say they are monitoring any potential “secondary impacts.”
Weather services have warned that the quake has not made enough of an impact to issue any official tsunami warnings.
Witnesses have flocked to social media to describe the impact they felt, with many saying it was enough to wake them up.
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