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Northern California is Shaken by a Quake of Magnitude 5.5

5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California`

5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California

On Thursday at 4:19 p.m., a quake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit Northern California, causing widespread trembling along the Pacific coast, in the Bay Area, and even into neighboring Nevada   (Related tweet you can check below). The USGS website initially reported the earthquake as having a magnitude of 5.7, but later revised its estimate to 5.5.

USGS said, the epicenter of the earthquake was located less than a mile below the surface at the southern half of Lake Almanor, roughly 120 miles directly northeast of Sacramento.

However, the California Geological Survey warns that earthquakes of this magnitude “can potentially damage structures near the epicenter,” despite the fact that no severe damages have been observed.

5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California

There is no tsunami warning, advisory, watch, or threat, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was announced that the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services was

“working with local first responders to evaluate any damage and render aid to the impacted communities,” and that people in the area “should prepare for aftershocks and check on vulnerable neighbors.”

The California Highway Patrol said that the earthquake has knocked out 911 service in the area around Chico. The agency advised locals to dial 530-332-1200 in the event of a crisis.

You may be interested in the following tweet about the quake:

The United States Geological Survey reports that many aftershocks, the strongest of which measured 3.0 on the Richter scale, were felt in the same area after the initial earthquake.

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