The temblor's epicenter was 7 miles (11 kilometers) west-northwest of Greenville, Calif., 27 miles (43 km) southwest of Susanville, Calif., and 113 miles (182 km) north-northeast of Sacramento, Calif.
It originated 6.8 miles (11 km) deep and struck at 8:47 p.m. local time, the USGS reports.
There was strong shaking around Susanville, according to the USGS. Early damage reports posted on Twitter included broken bottles and glasses and pictures knocked off walls. The quake was felt throughout Northern California in Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco and was also felt in Reno, Nev., the USGS reports.
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