Shake, rattle and roll

Chicoans jostled by 5.7 quake centered near Greenville

Chico residents were treated to the house-shaking rumblings of an earthquake that struck at 8:47 p.m last Thursday, May 23. Its epicenter was in the Greenville area of Northern California, near Quincy.

Initially reported as having a magnitude of 5.9, the 5.7-magnitude temblor set off car and house alarms as far south as Sacramento, reported the Los Angeles Times, one of numerous media sources covering the event. “Within minutes of the quake, more than 7,000 people reported feeling it on the USGS website,” said the Times.

One of the more than 50 aftershocks that followed the quake registered at 4.9 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey site. Go to for information on this and other earthquakes worldwide.