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Foothill Residents Feel Earthquake Centered in Greenville, CA

According to the NOAA: The Earthquake foothill residents are feeling is coming from a 5.7 quake near Greenville CA.

2.6 10km WNW of Greenville, California 2013-05-23 21:04:09-07:00 1.6 km deep
3.5 10km NW of Greenville, California 2013-05-23 20:55:30-07:00 0.0 km deep
5.7 11km WNW of Greenville, California 2013-05-23 20:47:07-07:00 0.0 km deep
5.0 South of the Fiji IslandsExpect aftershocks according to NOAA An earthquake with magnitude 5.7 occurred near Canyondam, CA at 03:47:07.70 UTC on May 24, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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Excerpted from ready.gov After:

Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.

Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.

Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.

Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.


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