Earthquake News

Northern California was hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake and a significant aftershock; there was only minor damage recorded.

This week, a sizable portion of Northern California has experienced earthquakes, but very modest damage was first recorded.

At 4:19 PM, a quake of a magnitude of 5.5 rocked the Lake Almanor tourist area in the Sierra Nevada. A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck on Thursday at 3:18 in the morning. The U.S. says that on Friday. Geographical Survey.

According to ABC10, small businesses in the region, which is located about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, were repairing minor damage.

Following the quake on Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Hughes, the manager of a nearby restaurant, told the station that there was "a lot of broken glass, a lot of broken dishes, and a lot of broken liquor from upstairs."

Customers were running onto the lawn as everything shook, according to Hughes.

About 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Sacramento, some said they felt the earthquake.

According to Lucy Jones, a former USGS seismologist who now heads a center dedicated to building disaster-resistant communities, the magnitude 5.5 earthquake was the biggest to hit California since the magnitude 7.1 Ridgecrest sequence in 2019.

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