Aftershocks shake Northern California after 5.7 earthquake

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Courtesy of The Los Angeles Times


More than a dozen aftershocks were reported Thursday night following a 5.7 earthquake about 150 miles northeast of Sacramento, officials said.

The initial quake hit about 8:47 p.m.; its epicenter was about 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west northwest of Greenville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People on Twitter told The Times they felt that quake in Sacramento and Lodi, as well as South Reno and on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe.

Police officials in Susanville and Sacramento said that the quake set off a number of home and car alarms and rattled windows but that there were no immediate reports of damage.

“We got a bunch of alarm calls and a bunch of barking dogs,” dispatcher Taylor Richards of the Sacramento Police Department told The Times. “It was a good solid feel here.”

Within minutes of the quake, more than 7,000 people reported feeling it on the USGS website.

A man in Chico told The Times he felt a slow roll that lasted about 30 seconds.

The aftershocks’ magnitude ranged up to 3.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“House shook pretty hard,” one man near Truckee told The Times.

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