Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Northern California

Fri May 24, 2013 2:53am EDT

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(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was 6 miles northwest of the town of Greenville, and near the smaller community of Canyondam, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Allen Shephard, a hunting and fishing guide at Quail Lodge at Lake Almanor in Canyondam, said the quake knocked him "right off the couch and onto the floor."

The floor of the lodge was littered with broken dishware, and cabinets were in disarray, said Shephard, 62.

An initial report had said the quake was magnitude 5.9.

A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate, but has the potential to cause considerable damage.

(Writing by the Americas Desk; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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jc916 wrote:
I live in Sacramento and felt it. Couch moved up and down and the window blinds started swaying.

May 23, 2013 12:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reuteready wrote:
Where is Canyondam? Was it felt in Eureka?

May 23, 2013 12:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dick666 wrote:
The earthquake is a sign of the end times. Jesus christ is returning soon and all non christians must repent or burn in hell for an eternity. Jesus is warning all of you non believers.

May 24, 2013 1:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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