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LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck 40 miles north of Oakland, California on Friday afternoon, seismologists said. It struck about 3.1 miles deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Geological Survey on Friday accidentally reported a moderate earthquake north of the city of Oakland in northern California, a spokesman said. The U.S. Geological Survey initially said the 'earthquake' at 12.43 p.m. local time was centered about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Napa, or 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Oakland. It said the 'earthquake' struck about 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) deep, which would have made it a shallow earthquake. However, a spokesman later said the data was generated by an automated earthquake-detection system. "After further review we determined the earthquake to be non-existed."