HAWTHORNE, Nev. — Residents across Northern California felt the aftershocks of a series of Wednesday morning earthquakes that came primarily from Western Nevada, along the border of California .
The first, sizable quake struck just outside of Hawthorne, Nevada, at 12:18 a.m., according to the USGS. The earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, sent aftershocks across the Northern California region.
Just a few minutes later, at 12:22 a.m., another quake at a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 occurred near Hawthorne.
The USGS reported a cluster of up to nine aftershocks in Western Nevada after the initial two earthquakes, and a preliminary magnitude earthquake of 5.5 hit near Hawthorne again at 1:13 a.m. Four earthquakes hit around Bridgeport, with the largest preliminary magnitude recorded at 3.9.
Later Wednesday morning, thousands had reported feeling the earthquake.
The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department in Hawthorne, Nevada, near the epicenter, says staffers felt both quakes, but they have not had any reports of injury or damage. The office says the quakes apparently did trigger burglar alarms at two businesses, and caused a rock slide that did not block a nearby highway.
Hawthorne is about 237 miles from Sacramento.
In all, there were 39 earthquakes reported in the area Wednesday.
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