A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California Thursday night and was felt
According to the United State Geological Survey, the initial quake hit about 8:47 pm; its epicenter was about 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west northwest of Greenville.
There were reports on Twitter that shaking from the temblor was felt in Sacramento, 150 miles away, where police said it set off home and car alarms, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“We got a bunch of alarm calls and a bunch of barking dogs,” said dispatcher Taylor Richards of the Sacramento Police Department. “It was a good solid feel here.”
One Chico resident, somewhat closer to the epicenter, told the Times he felt a steady shaking for about 30 seconds.
WPTV notes more than 20 aftershocks rattled the area within two hours following the initial quake.
Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the USGS’s National Earthquake Center, said there have been no reports of damage in early field reports.
Following the 5.7 temblor, a second quake measuring 4.9 hit the Greenville area in Plumas County about 1:02 am Friday, according to the USGS.
A 3.9 quake was measured at 2:42 am Friday in the same area.
WPTV has more on Thursday’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Northern California in the videos below: