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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Northern California

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday night and was felt across a large area, according to officials.

The quake was occurred around 8:47 p.m., and its epicenter was 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west northwest of Greenville, about 150 miles northeast of Sacramento, and zero feet deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A Chico resident told The Times that he felt a slow steady roll that lasted about 30 seconds. People on Twitter reported feeling the quake in Sacramento.

Smaller earthquakes followed, including a magnitude 3.5 temblor at 8:55 p.m.

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