GREENVILLE An earthquake struck Northern California's Plumas County on Thursday night with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. It was felt throughout the Sacramento area.
The temblor struck at 8:47 p.m. and was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo.
At least 22 aftershocks have struck following an earthquake, the USGS reported. Eleven aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 3.5, were recorded in the Greenville area within an hour after the earthquake hit.
Tracy Kindle, a dispatcher with the Lassen County Sheriff's Office who answered a call to the Susanville Police Department's dispatch line, said no reports of damage had been received as of Thursday night.
"We've had a lot of calls, but no reports of damage," she said.
Kindle said the earthquake lasted about 30 seconds.
"It was just kind of a rumbling," she said.
Kindle said this was only the second earthquake she had experienced and it was "definitely the strongest" of the two.
Brad Alexander, a spokesman for the California Emergency Management Agency, also said no reports of damage had been received Thursday night from the Plumas County area.
Reports, he said, have been of "just some minor shaking throughout the area, and a lot of excited people."
Cheryl Johnson, a clerk at the Chester Chevron Food Mart in Chester, about a 20-minute drive from Greenville, said she had heard reports that some items had fallen off shelves at a local grocery store.
Johnson said there was no damage at her business. She described the earthquake as a hard rolling. "It was a fast rolling, back and forth," she said.
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