Magnitude 5.7 Quake Strikes Northern California - U.S. Geological Survey

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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 2 miles (3 km) north-northeast of the town of Canyondam, the USGS said.

Initial reports said the quake was magnitude 5.9.

A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate, but has the potential to cause considerable damage.