Second strong quake hits Northern California
May 24, 2013
• Minor damage reported initially
• Felt 200 miles away
A second earthquake measuring 4.9 hit the Greenville area in Plumas County about 1:02 a.m. Friday, a little over three hours after a 5.7 shaker rattled the mountain community, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.9 quake was measured at 2:42 a.m. Friday in the same area.
The two Friday pre-dawn quakes were automatically reported by electronic sensors and still had to be reviewed by seismologists.
Pictures were knocked off the walls and items off of shelves from the first temblor, one Greenville resident told KOVR-TV, the Sacramento CBS affiliate about 145 miles to the south.
The shaking was felt as far south as Stockton, roughly 200 miles from the epicenter.
The epicenter is near the hamlet of Canyondam on the shore of Lake Almanor, a reservoir owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
A spokesman for PG&E says there was no damage to its dam.