BREAKING: Powerful 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits California’s Rio Dell region

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A powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude struck the Californian region of Rio Dell.


The Californian region of Rio Dell has been hit by a powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale this afternoon, Sunday, January 1.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 10:35am local time, at a depth of 27.8km. Its epicentre was located some 15 km (9.3 miles) southeast of Rio Dell on the Redwood Coast of California it added.

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