5.7 magnitude earthquake trembles Northern California

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Northern California Thursday night but authorities reported no injury or serious damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicenter was located 2 miles north-northeast of the town of Canyondam and it struck at 8:47 p.m.

 "Northern California hit with a 5.7 magnitude earthquake"

5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California (Photo credit: http://wattsupwiththat.com/)

Even if a 5.7 magnitude earthquake is deemed moderate, it still has a potential to create considerable damage.

Reports from residents in Lake Almanor near Greenville, said homes got all topsy turvy after the quake. Things fell off the shelves, mirrors fell off the wall and computers were thrown everywhere when the quake started.

Even residents as far away as San Francisco Bay and across the Oregon border felt the ground shaking though the epicenter was miles away.

More than a dozen aftershocks were reported after the 5.7 quake that occurred on the same night.



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