Northern California in the United States shook last night from a powerful earthquake that had a magnitude of 5.9.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck in the mountains on the Nevada border at a depth of about 6 miles. The main quake was followed by a series of tremors in the eastern part of the Sierra Nevada range.
Residents in Northern California reported that the tremors were felt from San Francisco to the Nevada capital, Carson City. Eyewitnesses living near the epicenter of the quake commented to the press that a loud cracking sound was heard and objects shook on shelves for about 20 minutes.
There were no reports of injuries or damage. State authorities said they are working with local authorities to make sure they have the resources in case of a larger quake.