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Earthquake measuring 5.7-magnitude strikes Northern California

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.

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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.

According to the LA Times, the quake's epicenter was 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west northwest of Greenville, about 150 miles northeast of Sacramento, and zero feet deep.

It hit at 8:47 p.m. and while a 5.7 magnitude quake has the potential to cause considerable damage, none was reported.

A Chico resident told The Times that he felt a slow steady roll that lasted about 30 seconds.

Others in nearby counties also reported feeling a rolling quake, The Associated Press reported, citing other news organizations.

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

NBC wrote that the quake was felt at its studios in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.

Twitter posters in Sacramento also reported feeling the quake.

Smaller earthquakes reportedly followed, including a magnitude 3.5 temblor at 8:55 p.m.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130524/earthquake-northern-california-sacremento-geological