Temblor felt around South Placer County
Roseville, Calif. – Most residents we spoke with were unaware and peacefully slept through the temblor. A few locals who happened to be awake reported slight swaying of light fixtures and a vibrating phone. Basically, a non-event for South Placer County residents.
The California Office of Emergency Service currently has no reports of serious damage or injuries.
Smaller aftershocks continue in and around Hawthorne, a town of roughly 3,000 residents in Mineral County, Nevada.
Hawthorne is approximately 230 miles east of downtown Roseville.
Update from Earthquake Authority
A swarm of earthquakes in Nevada produced shaking in wide parts of Northern and Central California early yesterday morning, including in Sacramento and Fresno.
The first shock, a magnitude 5.7, occurred shortly after midnight southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., about 72 miles east-southeast of Lake Tahoe. It was followed by a second quake of a similar magnitude-5.6-and then numerous aftershocks.
Early reports are that there were no serious injuries or damage. Based on its initial evaluations, at this time the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) does not expect these events to generate claims from its earthquake-insurance policyholders.
We were very fortunate that this recent shaking was not more severe and that it was centered in sparsely populated areas. But as with the earthquake that occurred along the Northern California coast earlier this month, and the Southern California earthquake swarm this fall, these events remind us that we live in earthquake country and that we all should take steps to be prepared.
Visit www.EarthquakeAuthority.com to learn action steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family now, before the next damaging earthquake-such as earthquake insurance for your home, with a policy that meets your needs and fits your budget.