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Update: 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Northern California

Published On: May 23 2013 11:18:42 PM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2013 02:45:59 PM CDT
Almanor Home Damage photo 1

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Plumas County in Northern California at 8:47 p.m. Thursday.

According to USGS, the earthquake was 6 miles west northwest of Greenville, Calif., 26 miles southwest of Susanville, 37 miles northeast of Magalia, 41 miles northeast of Paradise and 98 miles northwest of Carson City, Nev.

The USGS originally reported the earthquake to be a 5.9 in magnitude, then revised the magnitude to 5.7.

People across the Northstate reported feeling the quake. 

At the Lake Almanor Country Club gated community, some residents lost water service.  An exit line on a 360,000 gallon tank cracked in the Thursday night earthquake.  The tank had to be drained and repaired.  It will then be refilled.  Staff expect service to be restored at 10 a.m.

About 10 homes on the peninsula area of Lake Almanor suffered damage, including collapsed chimneys.

Officers with the State Department of Water Resources inspected dams in the region, including Oroville Dam, to check for earthquake damage.  No damage was found.