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5.2 aftershock wakes residents early this morning

4 a.m. UPDATE: There have been several smaller aftershocks since both the 5.5 quake yesterday and today’s 5.2 aftershock. Check here for the latest.

Plumas County residents and beyond received  an early morning wakeup call when a 5.2 aftershock struck at 3.18 a.m. this morning, May 12. This followed a series of smaller aftershocks nearly 12 hours after the 5.5 magnitude quake that struck near Chester yesterday afternoon at 4:19 p.m.

Once again residents received alerts from their phones, which came almost simultaneously with the quake. This morning’s quake was a shorter duration than yesterday’s.  This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

9 thoughts on “5.2 aftershock wakes residents early this morning

  • Amazing! Such immediate reporting on the aftershocks at 3:18 am! I checked my e-mail at 3:30 am and Plumas News was already reporting it. Kudos to the round the clock crew!

  • I so agree with Marilyn. Our Plumas News crew takes such good care of informing us of earthshaking events—literal and otherwise.

  • MyShake App works as advertised! The warning went off a few seconds before we felt the quakes.

    • I live in Susanville, experienced both quakes, the first one yesterday, and the May 12th 3:18 a m. aftershock. Both seemed quite mild to me despite the medium high magnitudes. But then, I’m used to San Francisco Bay Area quakes, such as the 1989 Quake that tore the place apart and killed many. Kevin Jue, Susanville

  • I’m glad PG&E earthquake retrofitted the dam on Butt Valley reservoir years ago, paying off now!!

  • While I definitely miss the printed version of Plumas News, we are VERY lucky to have the online version available to us, and I appreciate a vehicle to promote local events and happenings, never mind information that affects public safety. Having access to info on these recent quakes is a real benefit to the community as a whole. Many thanks to Plumas News, and if you haven’t donated to keep them up and running, hitting the “Donate” button is easy to do!

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