A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The USGS said that the centre of the tremors, which struck about 4:16 am PST on Thursday, was found in the Pacific Ocean, about 70 miles west of the town of Ferndale, Northern California.
Ferndale is a town in Northern California which is located just more than 100 miles southward of the Oregon state line and nearly 275 miles north-west of Sacramento.
The USGS and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center have issued no tsunami alert for the area.
According to a police officer at the Ferndale City Police Department, there was slight amount of shaking due to the tremors early Thursday. He also said that the earthquake led to no reported damage or injuries.
The authorities said that the epicenter of the quake was located about 250 miles northwest of the epicenter of a 6.0 magnitude temblor in Napa and the surrounding region on August 24 last year.
In the August 24 earthquake, more than 200 people were injured and millions of dollars were wasted in damage to buildings as well as the wine industry. A woman, who had received severe injuries in the quake, died in September.