Update: Aftershocks Persist, Total Now Up to 44

May 24, 2013 1:16 AM

Action News is hearing reports of damage to a home in Greenville, and items rattled off store shelves in Chester and Westwood. One man reports severe shaking and damage at George Young's Market in Westwood.

Caltrans crews are responding to possible rocks on the road on SR 89 between Chester and Canyon Dam. The Bridge Crew is inspecting structures which is routine after such an incident. They have no reports of slides or damage to the state facilities at this time. So far, there have been no reports of injuries. The earthquake struck Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Center, says the temblor struck at 8:47 p.m. and was centered six miles west northwest of Greenville, and 26 miles southwest of Susanville. The tremors have also been felt in Vacaville and Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.

Update: As of 5:30 a.m. this morning, there have been 44 aftershocks in the area ranging from 2.6-to-4.9-magnitude.


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