Earthquake Shakes up Northern California Town

 

5.7 mag quake at greenvilleAs the residents of Greenville, California were watching television, and relaxing in their homes, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake disturbed their quiet evening.  The northern California town, about 25 miles south of Susanville was shaken by the quake at 8:47 p.m. Thursday.

There have been no reports of serious damage, only minor breakage as items were thrown from grocery shelves, and homes saw their collectables leave their assigned spaces.

Some homes received minor structural damage, and there is a “boil water” order in the Lake Almanor area, which is adjacent to Greenville.

Aftershocks as powerful as 4.9 were felt on Friday morning.

The quake was felt in Reno, Nevada, and as far north as San Francisco, and as far south as Sacramento.

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.”

Residents in Quincy, a community south of Lake Almanor, say that this was the strongest earthquake they felt in decades.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express