U.S : A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits California – Nevada border
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 rattled the California-Nevada border Thursday, with people reporting feeling the shaking hundreds of miles away, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
Cars were struck by rocks, but nobody was injured, the California Highway Patrol reported. At one point, rockslides closed about 40 miles (64 km) of the interstate, a major route through the northern Sierra Nevada, authorities said. Portions of the interstate were later reopened, but crews remained at the scene in case of aftershocks, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Communities all around Lake Tahoe and as far south as Fresno, California, felt the earthquake, which had a depth of sixth miles. “While there are no preliminary reports of damage or injuries, this is a rapidly evolving situation & more details will emerge in the coming hours.” California’s office of emergency services tweeted. “We are working closely with local officials to ensure they have the resources and support to rapidly respond to these earthquakes.”