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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake in California

Friday, 12 May, 2023, 09:36
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake in California

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Northern California Thursday afternoon around 4:19 p.m., with the shaking felt across the northern half of the state, including the Pacific coast and parts of the Bay Area, as well as parts of the state of Nevada.

Preliminary readings had the quake at 5.7 magnitude, but the USGS website later updated its reading to 5.5.

The quake struck less than a mile from the Earth’s surface near the southern half of Lake Almanor, about 120 miles directly northeast of Sacramento, according to the USGS.