Latest California & Nevada Earthquakes: Reno & Berkeley
Only last week we told of two earthquakes in the San Francisco area of California with magnitudes of 4.0 and 3.8, on the very day that earthquake drills were taking place. Late last night another earthquake struck, this time felt in northern California and Nevada, with a magnitude of 4.7. The quake occurred at 11:37 pm local time, not far from Reno. It was originally reported as a 5.2 magnitude but was later downscaled to 4.7. Another earthquake has occurred earlier this morning centered in Berkeley, California with a magnitude of 3.6.
The US Geological Survey said the quake in Northern California was around 35 miles west of Reno, Nevada, that’s 9 miles south-southeast of Whitehawk, California, 11 miles south-southeast of Valley Ranch, California or 90 miles northeast of Sacramento, California, as reported by David Jacobs of RGJ.com. The depth of the earthquake was put at 8.5 miles. Fortunately there seems to have been no signs of damage or injuries according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy was dispatched to the area to look for any damage and although the several calls were made to the Sheriff’s office there were no reported problems of any kind, resulting from the earthquake. One person who felt the tremor was from the Shell Oil station in Truckee. Mike Markus told how he felt the quake as he was reading and said, “It was just enough to get your attention. By the time it got your attention, it stopped. It kind of rattled the windows a little bit. It rattled for maybe 1 to 2 seconds, and then it just stopped right away.”
Andrew del Greco over on mynews4.com tells how an aftershock at magnitude 2.4 was felt at 11:51 pm, followed by two more aftershocks of 1.9 and 1.5 before midnight. Another aftershock with a magnitude of 2.5 occurred at 12:36 am, almost an hour after the first earthquake.
There are also reports of another earthquake in California earlier today, this time centered in Berkeley and with a magnitude of 3.6, downgraded from 3.9. The USGS says the tremor was at 5:36 am, 2 miles east of Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda and was at a depth of 6 miles, as reported by abclocal. Apparently the quake was felt across the Bay Area. At the Au Coquelet Cafe Restaurant minutes after the quake an employee said, “It was kind of a strong jolt.”
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