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Northern California quake felt by Carson residents

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit northern California Thursday night was felt by residents in Carson City.

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.

Abreu said there were no reports of serious damage in the early field reports.

KCRA-TV in Sacramento reported that the Plumas County temblor was felt in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.

People in Yuba and Sutter Counties, south of Plumas, said they felt a rolling quake, according to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat.

There have been eight aftershocks ranging from 2.6- to 3.5-magnitude.

Quincy is 130 miles northwest of Carson City.


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