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A magnitude 5 earthquake rattled a rural area of Northern California

A magnitude 5 earthquake rattled a rural area of Northern California

CASSEL  — A magnitude 5 earthquake struck a rural area of Northern California’s Shasta County on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damage in the lightly populated region.

The quake hit at 10:24 a.m. and was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of the city of Redding, near the tiny community of Cassel, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred at a depth of about 9 miles (14.8 kilometers).

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The county sheriff’s office did not receive any immediate reports of damage.

The USGS citizen reporting website received more than 300 responses from people who felt the quake, including a few in southern Oregon about 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the north.