Series of Earthquakes Rock Northern California

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A Cluster of moderate earthquakes rocked Northern California on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

A series of earthquakes struck in Northern California Wednesday night and Thursday morning. (Credit: Google Maps)

A series of earthquakes struck in Northern California Wednesday night and Thursday morning. (Credit: Google Maps)

About 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported about 20 miles east of Janesville, near the Nevada border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Within minutes, two more magnitude 4.4 quakes were reported around the same area in Lassen County, according to the USGS. The epicenters were about 45 miles north of Reno and 10 miles south of Honey Lake, the USGS said.

Early Thursday morning, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported 19 miles from Janesville, according to the USGS. The temblor occurred at 3:13 a.m. at a depth of 3.1 miles.

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