We’re a little late with this, for reasons you’re probably aware of, but a fairly significant earthquake — 4.3 on the Richter — struck off the coast about an hour ago. The epicenter was about 60 miles west of Ferndale and a mile and a half deep.

The quake, centered on the Mendocino fault zone, is the largest to hit the region for several months, though it seems to have been only moderately noticed. The “Did You Feel It” map shows only light response from the Eel River Valley, Shelter Cove and north of Humboldt Bay.

More information from the US Geological Survey.