Some damage reported from 5.7 quake in N. Calif.

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Updated: 5/24/2013 11:19 am

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A moderate earthquake in far northeastern California damaged some homes and caused the rupture of a tank that supplies hundreds of homes with drinking water.

The magnitude-5.7 quake sent items tumbling from grocery store shelves and downed chimneys when it hit at 8:47 p.m. Thursday. Despite the damage, no injuries have been reported.

The quake was centered near Greenville, about 99 miles northwest of Carson City, Nev. Shaking was felt as far away as Oregon and Nevada. About four dozen aftershocks have been reported including a magnitude 4.9 quake that struck early Friday morning.

About 300 people were affected by the damaged water system and were under a boil advisory until further notice.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said it's the strongest quake he's ever felt in the area.


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Kramer - 5/25/2013 12:49 PM
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not "harsh"; just prefer accurate reporting and some relevant facts. i didn't mention any tectonics, bubba. this AP report is typical sloppy details (or lack thereof). Portions of this text were buried in a tiny paragraph or so on page 3 of the RGJ. I have reviewed the AP text on MSN and still have no idea where the water tank rupture was. reminds me of back when Lake Davis was an issue, RGJ reporters would argue over the distance to Portola. Rubes!

Superhuman - 5/24/2013 11:35 PM
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Such harsh criticism from someone who doesn't notice he's also commenting on another quake that happened over a year and a half ago, as if there were a connection to this one.

Kramer - 5/24/2013 12:05 PM
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this isn't "far" northeastern CA. It is only 70 miles or so from Chico. "far" would be Alturas or Cedarville. Get a map!

Kramer - 5/24/2013 12:02 PM
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"99 miles from Carson City" must have been '99 bottles of beer' on your geography course. try "north of Truckee" or SW of Susanville or something RRelevant. And WHERE was the water tank "at"? sloppy reporting; quantity doesn't equal quality

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