Some Damage Reported After NorCal Quake

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A moderate earthquake in far northeastern California damaged some homes and caused the rupture of a tank that supplies hundreds of homes with drinking water.

The magnitude-5.7 quake sent items tumbling from grocery store shelves and downed chimneys when it hit at 8:47 p.m. Thursday. Despite the damage, no injuries have been reported.

The quake was centered near Greenville, about 99 miles northwest of Carson City, Nev. Shaking was felt as far away as Oregon and Nevada. About four dozen aftershocks have been reported including a magnitude 4.9 quake that struck early Friday morning.

About 300 people were affected by the damaged water system and were under a boil advisory until further notice.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said it's the strongest quake he's ever felt in the area.


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