Second Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Shakes Northern California Overnight

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake was detected in Northern California overnight, just over 11 miles from Chester, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The tremor, reported at approximately 3:18 a.m. on Friday morning, marks the second seismic event in the Lake Almanor vicinity within a 12-hour period.

USGS data indicates that the epicenter of Friday morning’s quake was about four miles beneath the earth’s surface. Close to 1,000 residents have reported experiencing the tremor’s effects thus far.

This follows a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that rattled communities on the western side of Lake Almanor at around 4:20 p.m. on Thursday. The quick succession of the two seismic events has drawn increased attention to this geologically active area.

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