Northern California struck by 2 earthquakes
October 27, 2011
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) – A magnitude-4.8 earthquake has shaken Northern California communities in the Sierra Nevada.
The U.S. Geological Survey says in a computer generated report that the quake struck at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday and was centered nine miles south-southeast of Whitehawk, about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento and 30 miles west of Reno, Nev.
A Nevada County sheriff’s dispatcher in Truckee, which is along Interstate 80 about 23 miles from the epicenter, says it was a rolling quake and no damages and no injuries have been reported.
The dispatcher, who wouldn’t give her name, says there were a few calls from alarmed residents.