5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes California-Nevada Border In US.
California: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near California’s border with Nevada on Thursday, shaking people in nearby cities, including Sacramento, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The shallow, moderate quake in northern California occurred about 50 miles (75 kilometers) from Carson City in neighboring Nevada, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, and was followed by a series of minor tremors. They were felt in parts of the western US states.
“Feeling an earthquake in Sacramento. This one lasted probably 20 seconds, the blinds and the lamp shook,” tweeted San Francisco Chronicle reporter Dustin Gardiner.
The emergency services division of the California governor’s office said it was “actively monitoring” the situation.
“While there are no preliminary reports of damage or injuries, this is a rapidly evolving situation and more details will emerge in the next few hours,” he posted on Twitter.
The USGS said there was a low probability of casualties and damage from the earthquake based on its size and location.
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