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Thursday, May 23, 2013

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California Followed by a Long List of Aftershocks

Earthquakes all around Susanville, California (Northern California) today.  There is a lot of activity.

Time (UT)  Magnitude
3:47            5.7 magnitude
3:55            2.2 magnitude
3:55            3.5 magnitude
4:04            2.6 magnitude
4:07            2.0 magnitude
4:07            2.6 magnitude
4:08            3.4 magnitude
4:09            2.8 magnitude
4:10            2.4 magnitude
4:15            2.3 magnitude
4:18            2.2 magnitude
4:18            2.2 magnitude
4:21            2.0 magnitude
4:34            2.2 magnitude


Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Northern California


Northern California earthquake
Map shows location of earthquake. (U.S. Geological Survey / May 23, 2013)
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday night and was felt across a large area, according to officials.
The quake was occurred around 8:47 p.m., and its epicenter was 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west northwest of Greenville, about 150 miles northeast of Sacramento, and zero feet deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A Chico resident told The Times that he felt a slow steady roll that lasted about 30 seconds. People on Twitter reported feeling the quake in Sacramento.
Smaller earthquakes followed, including a magnitude 3.5 temblor at 8:55 p.m.




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