New York - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern
California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.
The epicentre of the quake was 11 km northwest of the town
of Greenville, and near the smaller community of Canyondam, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Allen Shephard, a hunting and fishing guide at Quail Lodge
at Lake Almanor in Canyondam, said the quake knocked him "right off the
couch and onto the floor."
The floor of the lodge was littered with broken dishware,
and cabinets were in disarray, said Shephard, 62.
An initial report had said the quake was magnitude 5.9.
A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate, but has the
potential to cause considerable damage.