Shallow 5.7 magnitude northern California earthquake felt across two states

California May 24
May 24, 2013 CALIFORNIA An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage. The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it struck at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, officials said. It was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo. There have been several aftershocks, including a magnitude 4.9 that struck early Friday morning. Slight damage has been reported including objects falling from shelves and dishes rattled or broken, according to a report from the National Weather Service. Susan Shephard and her husband Alan Shephard, who run the Quail Lodge at Lake Almanor near Greenville very close to the epicenter, said they were watching “The Hunger Games” on TV when the whole building started shaking. “All of a sudden things started falling off the shelves, mirrors fell off the wall, vases fell down to the floor, everything started crashing,” Shephard told the Redding Record-Searchlight. “It felt like the end of our world.” The Susanville Fire Department said it had received no reports of damage, and a Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said calls were flooding into its office but no reports of damage. Thousands of people reported feeling the quake, as far away as the San Francisco Bay area and across the borders into Oregon and Nevada, according to the USGS website. KCRA-TV in Sacramento reported that the Plumas County temblor was felt in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter. People in Yuba and Sutter Counties, south of Plumas, said they felt a rolling quake, according to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat. “People in the area felt a strong jolt, but it was not enough to generate serious damage, based on early field reports,” Abreu said. –ABC News
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7 Responses to Shallow 5.7 magnitude northern California earthquake felt across two states

  1. Moriah says:

    It was felt in Sacramento.


  2. Irene C says:

    The people in California, and all along the West Coast need to be aware of this. This might just be a random shaking, but it could also be a foreshock for the Big One, especially with all the seismic activity that’s been going on lately.


  3. Paul says:

    How come so shallow? 0.0km?


  4. Steven says:

    If you look at all the aftershocks that are still happening, there’s something very big going on. I would hazard a guess that there could be a magmatic chamber in that area, especially given the fact that there is a state park nearby that has a large lava formation. Could be an extinct volcano coming to life again…


  5. Irene C says:

    Did anyone see the 4.1 off the coast of Oregon? The West Coast has been quite lively lately. Let’s pray that it’s not a foreshadow of something worse to come.


    • I live on the Oregon coast, Irene, and what concerns me more is the overall deficiency of seismic activity along the central part of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the very area where the 4.1 hit. I’d feel a lot better if the activity off the Oregon coast was at a similar level to that at either end of the Cascadia, in Washington and Northern California, because then it would show that the seismic pressures were being released. As it stands now it seems to me that what little activity we are getting off of Oregon is merely pre-rupture quivers, so unfortunately I believe that the worst is still on its way.


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