QUINCY (AP) – Officials in a part of rural northeastern California that was shaken by a magnitude-5.7 earthquake last week are estimating that the temblor caused more than $1 million in damage.
Plumas County Office of Emergency Services Director Jerry Sipe said Tuesday that more than 50 homes in the Lake Almanor basin were damaged during the quake on Thursday night. The basin occupies a rugged region where the Sierra and Cascade mountains meet.READ MORE: Parents Mixed On Signing Children Up For COVID Vaccine Trial
Sipe says broken and toppled chimneys were the most common type of damage, but that the quake also broke decks, porches and windows. Some homes suffered flooding and water damage, and one was lifted off its foundation.READ MORE: Firefighters Busy Across The Region As Red Flag Warning Conditions Fuel Fires
The earthquake also ruptured a tank that supplies residential drinking water, but an advisory instructing customers to boil their drinking water was lifted over the weekend.MORE NEWS: CHP Issues Endangered Missing Advisory For Girl, 11, Last Seen In Arden Area
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