Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off California coast

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-28 16:55:58-05

(CNN) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered about 25 miles southwest of Ferndale, California. It was 204 miles northwest of Sacramento.

Based on initial information, the National Tsunami Warning Center said on its website that it didn’t expect a tsunami to be generated by the earthquake.

“It was a sizable earthquake, but not large enough to cause concern,” David Walsh, an oceanographer in Hawaii with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said.

A magnitude 5.7 quake is considered strong enough to be felt by everyone in the affected area and could do some damage to buildings, the USGS said on its website.

One person felt the quake about 300 miles away in San Jose, the USGS said.