A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday,according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicentre of the quake was located 2 miles (3 km) north-northeast of the town of Canyondam,the USGS said.
An initial report said the quake was magnitude 5.9. A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate,but has the potential to cause considerable damage. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.