The U.S Geological Survey said that an offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks shook the coast of Northern California and parts of Oregon Sunday night. The earthquake was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles of Eureka, Calif. and happened at 10:18 p.m. PT.

Mike Meltzer, a bartender at Ferndale’s Hotel Ivanhoe, told a CNN affiliate KTVU that he felt the earthquake for about 10 seconds. "I've been through a number of these. It wasn't a jolter; it was a wave," he said. More than 15 aftershocks were reported in the area. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department oversees the populated areas near where the earthquake hit and they said there have been no calls about damages or injuries.

Raquel Maytorena, a resident of that area, told LA Times "This lasted longer than any earthquake I've ever felt. It just kept going and going, very slowly and softly. It was not violent. It almost felt like you were in a boat that was rocking.” The earthquake was felt by more than 3,000 people as they reported on the USGS website. They also reported a long shake that woke up the children.

Earthquakes are very common in this area. There was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake back in Feb. 2012 and a 6.5 magnitude earthquake back in 2010 that was 25 miles closer to land than Sunday night’s earthquake.