A preliminary magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Northern California Friday morning, hours after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook the same area on Thursday afternoon.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake occurred at 4:19 p.m. PT on Thursday. The quake’s center was about 2.5 miles southwest of the community of East Shore, according to the USGS. A brief jolt was felt in the San Francisco Bay Area but there are no immediate reports of damage.
Thursday’s earthquake jolted portions of Northern California with residents sharing their reactions on social media.
The earthquake was felt across several counties, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Solano, Colusa, Nevada, Yolo, and Butte counties.
USGS ShakeAlert reported on Twitter that reports of the earthquake were sent to mobile phones since “the quake was greater than magnitude 5”
Yesterday’s earthquake was followed by many aftershocks that ranged from 2.5 to 3.8 in magnitude, according to the USGS.
The California Highway Patrol in Yuba-Sutter reported the earthquake caused a disruption at the agency’s Chico dispatch center and 911 lines were down. The agency then advised people in the region to call 530-332-1200 as they work to fix the issue.