TONOPAH, Nev. (CBS13) – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Nevada was felt across our region on Friday morning.
According to preliminary information from USGS, at 4:03 a.m., the earthquake occurred in an area 37 miles west of the town of Tonopah, in western Nevada.READ MORE: 2 Vacaville Homes Damaged In Fire
It was followed by several aftershocks, one measuring 5.1.
People in places well removed from the epicenter, such as downtown Sacramento, Ceres, Loomis, Isleton, Citrus Heights, and Turlock, reported feeling the quake. Some say they were even woken up by it.READ MORE: Police Warn Of Rash Of Robberies Along Stockton Boulevard In Sacramento
Some reports of damage from the earthquake are starting to come in. The Esmeralda County Sheriff’s Office says several areas of US-95 have buckled after the quake.
The earthquake was originally rated a 6.4-magnitude. It has since been upgraded by USGS to a 6.5.MORE NEWS: California’s Famed Giant Sequoias Wrapped In Aluminum As Wildfire Nears