There have been no reports of damage or injuries as of yet following the 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California on Thursday afternoon, according to the authorities.

The earthquake happened at 4:19 p.m. and was centred about 2.5 miles southwest of the town of East Shore, according to the US Geological Survey.

San Francisco Bay area residents felt a brief shaking as well, although no losses have been reported.

According to a tweet from USGS ShakeAlert, “since the earthquake was greater than magnitude 5, #ShakeAlert-powered alerts were delivered to cell phones.”

Later, the USGS changed the earthquake’s magnitude from 5.7 to 5.5. The earthquake’s first magnitude reading was 5.7.

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