2 strong consecutive earthquakes below Nevada - Hawthorne area

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Update 09:08 UTC : How people experienced the shaking. Except for Nevada itself also a wide area in California until Merced, Fresno and Sacramento.

Schermafbeelding 2016-12-28 om 10.08.14

Update 09:07 UTC : Both M5.7 earthquakes where only 4 minutes separated from each other

Update 08:52 UTC : The earthquake happened after midnight local time and has awakened a lot of people (as we could see here)

Update 08:51 UTC : USGS has updated his shaking map with a somewhat stronger shaking in the direct vicinity of the epicenter.

Schermafbeelding 2016-12-28 om 09.51.12

Update 08:48 UTC : People who have traveled the Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Springs (Mono lake) area do know this area very well.

Update 08:47 UTC : The first minor (M3+) aftershocks are shaking the direct epicenter area. More will follow

Update 08:45 UTC : shaking map shows a maximum light to moderate shaking

Schermafbeelding 2016-12-28 om 09.45.21

Update 08:41 UTC :

Schermafbeelding 2016-12-28 om 09.41.28

Update 08:34 UTC : Both quakes will have been felt in a wide area due to the strong Magnitude. The epicenter area is luckily sparsely populated which means that the impact will be limited.

Fletcher, Nevada, 2.7 km (1.7 mi) NPopulation: 0
Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada, 92.2 km (57.3 mi) Population: 11,312
South Lake Tahoe, California, 112.3 km (69.8 mi) Population: 21,403
Carson City, Nevada, 114.8 km (71.4 mi) Population: 55,274
Fernley, Nevada, 139.5 km (86.7 mi) Population: 19,368

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2016-12-28 00:18:00

GMT/UTC Time : 2016-12-28 08:18:00

Depth (Hypocenter) : 8 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Nevada Dec 28 22:52 2.8 8 MAP
USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 22:52 2.8 8 MAP
EMSC Nevada Dec 28 22:00 3.7 8 MAP
  • Langley - It was very very faint and and only lasted but a few seconds..
  • Langley - Very sparsely populated but what they don't tell you is it right near on of the United States largest Nuclear and ammunitions & arsenal's storage ground...
  • USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 22:00 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 21:36 2.4 4 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 20:35 2.1 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 19:56 2.2 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 19:48 2.0 22 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 19:30 2.1 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 18:58 2.1 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 18:00 2.8 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 18:00 2.8 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 17:49 2.0 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 17:41 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 17:20 2.3 8 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 16:28 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 16:28 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 15:15 2.4 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 15:01 2.8 8 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 15:01 2.8 7 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 14:40 3.5 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 14:40 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 14:19 2.6 7 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 14:19 2.6 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 13:49 2.7 8 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 13:49 2.7 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 13:06 2.0 7 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:53 2.1 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:46 2.3 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:34 2.6 6 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:34 2.6 5 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:31 3.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:31 3.4 9 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:22 2.1 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:18 4.1 8 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:18 4.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:18 2.8 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:17 2.8 9 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 12:07 2.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Central California Dec 28 12:03 2.4 7 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 12:03 2.5 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 11:57 2.5 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 11:57 2.5 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 11:45 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 11:45 3.1 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 11:38 2.0 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 11:27 2.0 0 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 11:16 2.6 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 11:16 2.6 6 MAP
    EMSC Central California Dec 28 10:59 2.4 0 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 10:56 2.7 2 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:56 2.7 3 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 10:50 2.5 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:50 2.5 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:38 2.2 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:31 2.8 6 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 10:31 2.8 5 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:28 2.0 0 MAP
    EMSC Central California Dec 28 10:22 2.3 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:19 2.3 0 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 10:04 3.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 10:04 3.2 9 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:56 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:56 3.0 9 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:54 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:47 2.3 0 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:45 2.7 1 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:45 2.7 1 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:41 2.4 7 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:41 2.5 0 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:38 2.3 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:37 2.8 9 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:33 3.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:33 3.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:32 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:25 2.1 3 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:23 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:22 3.1 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:22 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:22 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:19 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:13 5.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fresno - No damage heard the window rattle and felt my chair shake
  • Carson City - 12:20 a.m. we felt weak shaking and rolling
  • Placerville - 2-3 different episodes of God shaking lasting 15 sec
  • Tracy - Shake, then a rolling feeling. Happened again a couple minutes later. No damage.
  • Pine Grove California - am laying in bed and feel ocassional shakes they are on and off and dont last long
  • Ione, California - the sofa feels like someone is bouncing their legs or maybe the dog is scratching his leg quickly. Others in the house felt the same. Teenager thought something is under his bed. Another longer lasting quake happened just.
  • Genoa, NV - Woke myself and my wife up shaking the bed and house.
  • Incline Village - No damage
  • Murphys, CA - Fairly decent shaker that lasted a good 10-15 seconds.
  • Yerington Nevada - Moderate rolling woke me from sleep, it lasted about 10 seconds after shock with less shaking happened within 10 min afterwards
  • Yerington - No property damaged, right between light and moderate shaking.
  • Waterford,CA - Sitting on couch two different people felt moving and bouncing on different couches, Windows rattled at a person's house on the phone with my daughter.
  • South Lake Tahoe - Light shaking. Glass containers on wall shaking, bucking.
  • Minden - Made the bed move, also aftershock approximately 5 minutes later slightly smaller
  • Angels Camp - felt 2 earthquakes a few minutes apart
  • Carson City - Shaking and rolling that lasted a few seconds each a few minutes a part at 12:20 am
  • Fresno, CA. - it rolled under my feet. It didn't shake. It lasted about 5 seconds. No damage. It was 12:23 AM.
  • Paradise CA. - felt it approximately 2min. apart
  • Merced CA - Felt both earthquakes
  • Applegate - 2 events a couple minutes apart.
  • Madera - I felt my bed shake twice 1 minute in between i sat up and saw a string from my ironing board sway back and forth
  • Sultana - I'm laying in bed at 12:19 am PST on 12/28/16 and I feel my house shake. I felt it shake again at 12:23 am.
  • Sparks Nv - The 150 gallon fish tank with no fish in it was splashing water almost out of it
  • Minden - Woke me up
  • Sonora, CA - Rattled windows / shower doors a little Another aftershock ~ 08:22 UTC
  • Mariposa, CA - Strong enough to wake me from a sound sleep and to rattle the pans hanging off a rack in the kitchen.
  • South Lake Tahoe - Felt both earthquakes in quick succession, about 4-5 minutes apart, strong enough to get all members of the household to wake up and discuss it, but not strong enough to displace any objects.
  • Grass Valley California - I was sleeping and I awoke to the windows rattling and my bed shaking really hard.
  • Reno - Two sets of very weak shaking. Noticed mostly due to closet doors shaking.
  • Yosemite - Long slow roller! Got my attention! Nothing fell off walls.....just woke me up!
  • Murphys - Woke me from my sleep
  • Pollock Pines, CA - It woke my dog and me up. the pictures on my wall were shaking. It was a low rumbling that lasted awhile. The second wave was similar and lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Homewood - Felt both quakes very lightly but noticeable in Homewood, Lake Tahoe.
  • Sonora CA - Felt like the washer was out of balance, but I don't have a washer so... The after shock felt the same and lasted for less than 30 sec.
  • Sparks - Weak shaking and rolling
  • Stateline NV - Felt shaking of condo, including the bed actually shaking for maybe 10 seconds. No damage.
  • Mariposa CA - Woke me up, 12:18pm here
  • South Lake Tahoe - unknown damage at this time
  • Tahoe Vista California - Considerable moderate shaking 3 seconds with an after shock 5 minutes later around 12: 35 AM dec 28
  • Fresno - Two shakers within few minutes of each other.
  • Pleasanton - My desk chair started mild shake, then the blinds, then chandler. No damage,
  • San Francisco - Frames on the wall were shaking, got scared
  • Dayton, NV - Felt shaking in Dayton NV.
  • Arnold - Pretty decent shake, with some loud rumbling.
  • Fowler, CA - I felt two earthquakes
  • Fallon NV, - Nothing major just felt my bed moving around and the few things hanging on my wall starting bouncing about just enough to let me know something was up. If I was asleep might have slept through it. Was about 12:16 PST or so maybe off by a few minutes took a minute to remember to look at the clock.
  • Turlock - Felt like I was on a boat in little fast waves for a moment 2 times the 1st time was slower at 12:19am and 2nd was faster at 12:20am
  • Stockton - I felt two earth quakes. I think more is to come.
  • Grass Valley - Woke all adults in household, produced a long rolling sensation that lasted about 15-20 seconds. Second aftershock was much quicker but jolting and harder shaking, lasted about 2-4 seconds.
  • Gardnerville, NV - No damage. Short, sharp event, followed by a longer, lighter aftershock. I am from San Francisco, and experienced the Loma Prieta quake in the 1980's. Still, the Hawthorne quake this morning was impressive.
  • Dayton, NV - Shook the bed & woke me up. Then felt a 2nd tremor a few mins later. Got up and am sitting in doorway in case any others.
  • Mariposa - Was sound asleep when felt my bed move and then heard my windoiws slightly rattling, I have been in other earthquakes so there was no doubt about what was felt
  • Mariposa - Was sound asleep when felt my bed move and then heard my windoiws slightly rattling, I have been in other earthquakes so there was no doubt about what was felt
  • Mariposa - Was sound asleep when felt my bed move and then heard my windoiws slightly rattling, I have been in other earthquakes so there was no doubt about what was felt
  • Madera - Shook the furniture and rattled windows in Madera, CA.
  • Rancho Cordova, CA - Gentle swaying and some inside shifting noise. No noticeable damage. Did not feel the subsequent :22 EQ
  • Sonora - Felt 2 earthquakes minutes apart. The second was the stronger of the two. No damage.
  • Merced CA - My house shook side to side starting lightly then stronger, everything moved back and forth for about 10 15 sec. Then after a 3-5 minutes it came again. I haven't felt a quake this strong in years.
  • Volcano, CA - Very long & slow. China hutch rattled for a long time.
  • Lincoln - Light shaking of the house. Two instances within a couple minutes.
  • Valley Springs - I definitely knew it was an earthquake. No damage
  • Newcastle - Woke me up. Another one 5 minutes later.
  • Los banos ca - It was a strong sharp jolt caused everyone in home off balance for a sefew seconds it made all the plants in my home shake but no damage.
  • Gardnerville - House rumbled abit and stopped then approximately 2min. Roughly another but mild shake to the house.
  • Minden - Moderate shaking about 10-15 seconds long. No damage slight rumble associated
  • Minden - Woke me with light shaking followed by aftershock about 5 minutes later
  • Fallon - Couch began to shake as I lay on it for about 10 seconds, then several minutes later more shaking was felt although weaker and of less duration.another
  • Coarsegold Village - Just after midnight, two strong jolts a few minutes apart. Nearly knocked me out of my chair.
  • CarsoC city - Bed shaking woke me up then shortly after felt an aftershock!! SP
  • Pine Grove - Felt both quakes. First was longer while the second shorter but slightly more acute.
  • Pine Grove - Felt both quakes. First was longer while the second shorter but slightly more acute.
  • Twain Harte - No damage. Shook the log cabin for 15-20 seconds. And then a couple of min delay and felt aftershock.
  • Twain Harte - No damage. Shook the log cabin for 15-20 seconds. And then a couple of min delay and felt aftershock.
  • Twain Harte - No damage. Shook the log cabin for 15-20 seconds. And then a couple of min delay and felt aftershock.
  • Gardnerville - swaying and shaking reminded, then again a couple minutes later. Rolling motion
  • Greeley Hill - We were awake, the shaking knocked off over some items on my dresser. The house creeked, felt strong aftershocks
  • Modesto, CA - Shook the house hard enough to sway the ceiling fan and shake the bed. Felt 2 seperated earthquakes
  • Ceres - My kids felt it, but I didn't. Said the bedroom door was rattling, closet doors shaking and lasted a while (est. 30 sec). Don't think they felt 2, just one.
  • Kingsburg, CA - 12:23:30 approximately. Slight shaking of chair and chandelier swinging about an inch or less
  • Rancho Cordova - Glass doors rattled for about 5 seconds, and blinds swayed for same amount of time. Two were noticed, the first one did the same thing but for less time and less intense.
  • San Francisco - mild shaking, and rumble
  • Ceres - The earthquake woke me up. The TV started to shake then I felt in in the bed. I went outside to look at the pool and the water was rocking.
  • Sutter, California - working late - just felt a little rumbling in my desk - 2 rolls a few seconds apart.
  • Sacramento - No damage, rattled windows & woke me up from a deep sleep!
  • South Lake Tahoe - Woke me up. I felt 2.
  • Sonora - Shook my bed. Thought my son was running around.
  • Yerington - at 12:20am shaking and rolling floor swinging curtains and Christmas tree back and forth and knocking over pole lamp lasting about 25 seconds. A shorter less intense after shock lasting a few seconds came about 8 minutes after.
  • Lincoln - Christmas tree and ceiling fan swayed. Could feel slight rocking back and forth and walls creaking.
  • Nevada City - Computer shook and could feel it in my seat.
  • Hanford - Friend texted me saying she felt it and she lives a few hours away and by the time i got online to check i was feeling it in my house very weak though my parents slept right through it
  • Carson City - Woke me up. No damage
  • Modesto - Light Shaking.
  • Camino, CA - two earthquakes felt within a short period. Woke us up and the dog. House shook noticeably.
  • Sparks, NV - 8th floor of Holiday Inn. A little alarming.
  • Modesto - Couch moved, hanging light and plants swinging.
  • Lemoore - Was up with kids watching a movie laying on the floor when the abrupt shaking started for a few seconds followed by another one. This was a good shake and both kids felt it as well. Even woke up my husband who sleeps like the dead so yeah we definitely felt that one!
  • Lemoore - Was up with kids watching a movie laying on the floor when the abrupt shaking started for a few seconds followed by another one. This was a good shake and both kids felt it as well. Even woke up my husband who sleeps like the dead so yeah we definitely felt that one!
  • Lemoore - Was up with kids watching a movie laying on the floor when the abrupt shaking started for a few seconds followed by another one. This was a good shake and both kids felt it as well. Even woke up my husband who sleeps like the dead so yeah we definitely felt that one!
  • Modesto, CA - Sitting on sofa when it moved. A little while later it moved again. Chains of ceiling fans were also moving. No damage.
  • Modesto, CA - Sitting on sofa when it moved. A little while later it moved again. Chains of ceiling fans were also moving. No damage.
  • Pollock Pines - Wife woke up with first quake. I was awake too as we both felt the 2nd quake just a few minutes later.
  • Placerville - Two small quakes about 5 minutes apart. The sounds of my windows rattling woke me up.
  • Reno - Three distinct quakes of similar intensity. Creaking of house, swaying lights
  • Coloma, California - Mild, sustained shaking woke adults, followed by another episode a few minutes later.
  • Sacramento - Was awake in my second story bedroom. Felt two earthquakes, minutes apart, the first one at 12:18 a.m. The second one was palpably stronger, both rather weak, but undeniable.
  • Yuba City - Sitting on my couch and I felt it move, than it moved again. Very weird feeling...
  • Fresno - No damage. I heard something fall off a shelf only to feel my bed jolt pretty hard not even 3 seconds after something falling.
  • Stagecoach, NV - Chairs and other objects in the room were visible moving. Felt 2 of them a few minutes apart. No damage.
  • Lincoln, CA - I was sitting on a couch and felt gentle swaying during both earthquakes.
  • Roseville - I felt it sitting down on a couch, but my husband said it was his PS4 controller so i thought I was making things up. But wow it's weird when it happens!
  • Reno - Just rolled into bed, thought a pet was jumping on the bed... a good shake and roll followed by another roller a few minutes later. Galena area on Mt. Rose Highway in South Reno
  • Lovelock - Felt bed shaking and saw decorations shaking
  • Gold River, CA - Woke me up out of a dead sleep. Glass fell over onnite stand. Clock said 12:19. Felt a strong aftershock at 12:22am Nancy Buckner
  • Clovis, CA - Shaking and rattling woke me up - two earthquakes within minutes both felt
  • Los Banos, Ca - Was watching a documentary on TV I thought my dog was pushing my bed until I looked up and saw my ceiling fan swaying back and forth then I knew it was an earthquake
  • Tracy - Two earthquakes a few min apart
  • Sonora - Dishes rattled
  • Carson City - Was in bed when the bed started shaking back and forth as if the whole bed was being rocked. Went to kitchen and few minutes later felt the 2nd one. Felt ground move and walls shake.
  • Christmas Valley - House shook and swayed a little, heard a rumbling noise and some rattling sounds and house creaking sounds. Felt an after shock about 5 minutes later. It was a little scary feeling for a few seconds but calmed down pretty quickly.
  • Fresno - Felt two a few minutes apart. Shook my entire bedroom but nothing fell off the walls. I was already awake, but my roommate slept through the first one and then she felt the second one.
  • Fresno - Felt two a few minutes apart. Shook my entire bedroom but nothing fell off the walls. I was already awake, but my roommate slept through the first one and then she felt the second one.
  • Fresno - Felt two a few minutes apart. Shook my entire bedroom but nothing fell off the walls. I was already awake, but my roommate slept through the first one and then she felt the second one.
  • Reno - shake rattle and roll
  • Modesto - Light shaking
  • Groveland! CA - No damage
  • Fresno - Upstairs, slight swaying back and forth
  • Fresno - Upstairs, slight swaying back and forth
  • Fresno - Upstairs, slight swaying back and forth
  • Modesto - No damage muktiple shakes, aftershock was single smaller jolt. Pendant lamp swinging for 10 minutes.
  • Camino CA - Awaken by EQ, bed shaking, walls and windows rattled. First rumble light,about 30-40 second. Second rumble bit more intense 1-2 mins.
  • South Lake Tahoe - 15 seconds, moderate, felt both quakes 5 mins apart. Shook heater door open. Guessed it to be in mid fives.
  • Sacramento, CA - Heard a faint rapid clicking sound, turned out to be the windows rattling a bit, followed by a mild shake. Thought it was a truck going by, then happened again a few minutes later. Our cabinet moved a little, and a rack of clothes too
  • Sacramento - On 6th floor of a downtown hospital. Light shaking I initially mistook for motion from another source. No damage that I know of.
  • Antelope, CA - Felt like someone pushed my head while I was sleeping. I was in alert mode until a friend texted me about the earthquake.
  • Carmichael, CA - No damage, noise in attic and pictures vibrated on walls , 2 times a few minutes apart
  • Yerington - Felt both within a few minutes of each other. Knocked a picture off the wall. Biggest quake I've felt since leaving the bay area 30 years ago
  • Fresno cA - Bed shook jolting feeling. Walls creaking. Upstairs bedroom moved side to side. Felt 2 between 12 and 12:25 am. No damage.
  • Clovis, CA - felt both quakes, both were light rolling motions, the second was stronger and a bit longer in duration, no damage
  • Dayton - I was awaken by my bed shaking. I was disorientated and shrugged it off. Noticed noise in my living room and my cats were alerted. When I got up to go the restroom I noticed the ground was slightly rumbling. As I laid back down, in the bed, the chandelier and bed started shaking again. That's when I knew a earthquake hit. My first big quake. I am from the south and use to tornados. That's why I was thinking maybe I had a bad dream at first. Nope, it shoke pretty good.
  • Cool, CA - Woke me up at 12:24 am, house groaning and rocking only about 10 seconds. Very light, no damage
  • Hilmar - No damage that I know of, but felt the bed shake for a bit the first time and heard the house shaking the second time
  • Ceres - My chair started moving in a slight east to west motion. My grand daughter felt the same on the couch. Our Christmas tree started a slight swaying. Our chandelier started rocking and chiming.
  • Grizzly Flats CA - The shaking woke me up.
  • Turlock - Felt it in Turlock 2x rolling and gradually with strength. Dogs barking right before
  • South Lake Tahoe - Felt 2 shakes, probably 5 minutes apart. First one lasted longer than the second. Everyone woke up but there was no damage or displacement of objects.
  • Folsom - From the 5.7 after midnight in a Hawthorne CA Noise from walls and bed shaking felt both first one was stronger though no damage
  • Fresno - Woke me up. Rattled some wine glasses and I felt nauseous for a few sevonds.
  • Clovis, CA - In bed, reading. Bed started swaying and shaking; hanging fan pull was swinging back and forth. Second aftershock actually felt stronger and longer - things in cabinet started rattling!
  • Fresno - Light shaking. Felt both earthquakes.
  • Folsom - bed shook with both earthquakes, lights in kitchen were moving with both earthquakes as well.
  • Groveland - woke me up. walls creaked, windows and bed shook. felt both quite strong
  • Sacramento - Definitely felt both quakes.
  • Rancho Cordova.CA - windows boomed with noise and movement. walls and ceilings moved and made noise. bed shook sharply, approx. 3 inches in movement. window shades moved to and fro. it wasn't swaying kind of quake. it was sharp and sudden.
  • Hawthorne, NV - Woke me up from a dead sleep and moved my son's crib across his room.
  • Fresno - no damage, hanging objects were swinging afterwards and the earth rolled and swayed a while. didn't notice the two separate events. cats noticed it and were looking around.
  • Rancho Cordova - Just falling asleep when I heard knocking and then the mobile home started to sway. It lasted under 30 seconds. The second quake felt stronger and lasted approx the same length of time. No damage but it rocked me pretty good.
  • Smith, Nevada - First quake woke me up. Second quake happened as I was assessing damage from first quake. Third quake was milder. No apparent damage although I heard glass breaking. Haven't found what made that noise yet.
  • Gardnerville, Nv - There was a deep growling type sound, followed by shaking enough that it caused our Christmas tree with the ornaments to shake, also knocked the tree topper to the side. Made me sick, like motion sickness. Went on for about 20-30 seconds. About 13 min. Later it all happened again, the deep sounds then the shaking, etc. During both times it also scared my dogs. Its now 45 min. And I'm still sick to my stomach and a ball of nerves. Attached is a photo of our tree showing it off kilter.
  • Rocklin - No damage. Moderate shaking.
  • Greeley Hill - First one woke us up out of a sound sleep. Whole house creaking & shaking; woodstove rattling heavily. 2nd one as strong as first.
  • Sacramento - Light hanging in kitchen was swinging..
  • Sacramento - Upstairs reading - felt both Hawthorne earthquakes as a mile tremor.
  • Oakdale CA - Was in bed, on the internet, when I heard a rumble. Was confused until I recognized light shaking.
  • Foresthill - Rattled our large log cabin
  • South yuba city, ca - Felt some very weak shaking while laying in bed.
  • Rocklin - 2 quakes felt within 10min of each other
  • Rough and Ready, Ca - Mild shaking woke me up from bed. Felt shaking twice within a couple minutes of of one another
  • South Lake Tahoe, California - December 28, 2016 at about 12:17am. Felt a strong north- sideways motion quake for about 5-7 seconds and ended with a jolt.
  • Turlock - Felt earthquake 2x. Rolling with gradually intensity. Dogs barking right before
  • Angels Camp - Felt both quake - first one stronger but second one lasted longer. It was like massage vibration on our bed was on but I was sitting on the couch watching TV.
  • Fresno ca - Slow roller , light fixture swaying . I was up for what was 2 earthquakes with an aftersock in between them.
  • Fallon - Was washing my face when I mu hair soray bottle rattled on the counter. Thought that was weird, but didnt think much of it. Went tl lay down in bed a few minutes later and felt my whole room shake. My frames on the wall rattled as well as the windows. It scared me, but nothing fell and there was no damage. The first one (when my hair spray bottle rattled) was probably few seconds if even. The second on last maybe 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Fair Oaks Calif - Woke me up. Felt shaking/rocking movement. Pictures rattling. Knocked light decoration over. Felt second quake 5 minutes later. No damage.
  • Sacramento - It was for 2 or 3 seconds. And tow times.
  • Rancho Murieta - Shook bed and woke me up. No damage that I know of.
  • Fresno - None..
  • Ceres, CA - I didn't put my city on the last report I made. My chair started swaying in an east/west motion. My grand daughter felt the couch do the same thing. Our Christmas tree was slightly swaying. Our chandelier started rocking and chiming. I told my grand daughter it was an earthquake. She's 23 and it frightened her. She doesn't recall having ever been in an earthquake before.
  • South Lake Tahoe - This earth quake was swaying left to right..felt it under my feet as well...objects were swaying...it was not a shaker..the second quake came minutes after the first one
  • Dorrington - Woke me up and I got out of bed and stood next to wall - very scary.
  • Somerset,CA - The whole cabin shaked and lots of rattling. First one was long abs woke me and the dogs and cows up. Definitely enough shaking abs noise to scare me... Hence me being on here! Glad everyone is safe!
  • Clovis, CA - Woken up by first one and felt second. House shook.
  • Modesto, CA - Light shaking...enough to rock bed slightly.
  • Truckee, CA - Hanging ceiling lights shook lightly, felt the floor shake a little as well. Same thing 5 mins later.
  • Yosemite - 12-28-16 @ 12:20 and 12:23 am Hawthorne NV quake lasted 25 and 18 seconds shaking my building in Yosemite,
  • Fallon NV - Light shaking enough to wake me up. I woke my wife up then the second on hit and shook pretty hard for a few seconds. Rattled mirrors and Christmas tree.
  • Patterson - Felt my entire bed shaking and things on my dresser banging.. felt 2 5-8 second shaking periods about 2 minutes apart
  • 95245 - Woke up a little after midnight to the windows rattling & the bed shaking. Took me a few seconds to realize what was happening.
  • Clovis, California - Very noticable - awakened us from sleep. Felt second quake after as well. Jolt slight shaking 7-10 seconds.
  • Fresno, CA - Mild shake but light a short duration.
  • Oakdale, CA - Woke my wife and I from sleep. Rattling windows and picumtire frames on walls above our bed.
  • Hanford - Felt the first one for about 3 seconds, the couch shaked slightly and the wall made a cracking sound but no damage.
  • modesto - felt my bed move, and the chandelier was shaking as well as objects around the house
  • Spanish Springs - Woke up to my bed shaking. Fish tank water was sloshing a bit.
  • West Sacramento - Could feel sensation ground was moving and noticed my water in water glass was moving. Felt the second one as well.
  • Oakdale - Was woken by bed shaking
  • Arnold, CA - Felt 2 earthquakes - first woke us up with significant shaking
  • Sonora, CA - I was awake, sitting at my computer when I heard and felt a "boom." It woke up my parrot and when I looked toward him, I saw in the window's reflection that the ceiling fan above me was shaking. I went outside and heard a crash from a neighbor's abode. He walked out and said some stacked bottles had toppled.
  • Madera, Ca - Bed, furniture, and shower doors shaking and rattling. Bedroom chandeliers swaying. Waves and splashing in the pool. Dogs got up and were scared. Felt first 5.8 then minutes later second 5.7. Freaked me out!
  • Mather - Light prolonged shaking for about 15-20 secs followed by shorter one 5 mins later. Woke us up. No damage.
  • Roseville CA - Felt both quakes out of Hawthorne NV. It knocked a small mirror over on the countertop in the bathroom, no damage but very scary.
  • Rough and Ready, Ca - Felt both quakes while in bed.
  • Oakdale - Sitting on couch felt couch sorta trimble move and then felt second one it was shorter 12/28/16 around 12:30
  • Yerington - Heard rumbling.frames moving!! Its actually shaking again as i type!!!
  • Fallon, NV - Just felt a third one. Lasted few seconds. My husband slept through that one. Wish I was asleep. The feeling is scary. No damage, just frames rattled on wall.
  • Groveland - 1:15 Just had another one...Roommate slept through all 3. loud rattling shaking
  • Lovelock NV - Moderate shaking with first quake, moderate shaking with 2 of the larger aftershocks. Most recent one occurred as I was writing this! No damage here.i experienced Loma Prieta and Whittier quakes and these are tiny by comparison.
  • Dorrington - OK, thats number three for us. You can stop now.
  • Yosemite - Quake shook building a third time at 1:14 am 12-28-16 for about 35 seconds and was the strongest shaker yet.
  • Tulare,CA - Lasted about 10 seconds and it felt like someone was shaking my bed. Little to no damage, happened at 1:18AM
  • Foresthill - pretty strong shake, shook our entire house 3 times. last shake was around 1:20am.
  • Fresno - Two shakes first shaking moderate lasted 20 seconds. Second shaking tremors came hard lasted 30 seconds. Second tremors were more powerful than the first. Not sure if the second was after shock or another harmonic earth quack triggered by the first.
  • Nevada city - very light shaking which lasted 15 seconds.
  • Volcano,CA - audible rumble with movement of window blinds and hanging lamps
  • Los Gatos - No damage to my knowledge. Just woke up and heard the pots in the kitchen clanging together as they swayed back and forth. I'm in the South Bay Area.
  • Hawthorne - Wall look like there moving and bending still experiencing aftershocks
  • Bass Lake,CA - felt three quakes one at 12.18am-one at 12.23 am- and one at 1.18 am. last one was the stongest
  • Galt, California - No damage, sitting on couch, felt funny. Saw ornaments on the Christmas tree were swaying.
  • minden - no damage, just swaying walls and alerted pets. working @ desk.
  • Nevada City - Shaking of beds, felt like a rolling effect, woke everyone up. Felt it several times. (More than the reported 2, one at 1:17 as well. Assuming that was an aftershock as well
  • Camino CA - Felt a 3rd earthquake, part of Hawthorne NV Souse shook and woke us up again.
  • Sanger, CA - Just felt slight shaking earthquake while sitting in my chair. Third one I have felt. No damage
  • stockton, CA - I felt the first two and just now another one! The third one was stronger in my opinion.
  • Incline Village - Furniture moving. Blinds swinging. Rumble noise.
  • Minden, NV - Strong rolling and shaking through house. Dogs started alterting before. Major swaying of Christmas trees and stockings, cupboards banging, house creaking. Didnt feel much of a break before the next one.
  • Sloughhouse - My entire bed shook, my computer shook and some dishes fell.
  • Sonora - Two earthquakes a few minutes apart; another one just now 1:10 a.m. much stronger. Woke up my parrot, caused neighbor's stacked bottles to topple.
  • Sacramento, CA - 12/28/16 1:15 am
  • Mather - 3rd tremor felt, lasted about 5 seconds at 1.14am
  • Folsom - Very strong shaking. Bed was moving walls were shaking and Windows. Very scary. So fat have had 4 shakes
  • Galt - I've felt it three different times, the last time at around 1:20 AM. Entire House shook on the third shock...
  • Southern Nevada County - 3 seperate shakes, last one around 1:20am
  • Southern Nevada County - 3 seperate shakes, last one around 1:20am
  • Mariposa, CA - Awakened by two small shakes about 12:15 A.M. Another stronger shake at about 12:23 and a hard long shaking at 1:14 A.M.
  • Modesto, CA - I was playing Xbox sitting on the floor when I started feeling like a little shake then I notice that it was a heartquake!! I'm nervous
  • So the Lake Tahoe tahoe keys - Strong shaking.woke us up and others nearby. Aftershocks very strong.
  • Atwater - N/a
  • Rancho Cordova - Power went out at the same moment, most likely coincidence however odd.
  • Merced CA - Felt 3rd after shock or another quake this one made my whole house wiggle around not just rock back and forth
  • North Fork, CA - Felt both jolts, some household noise from objects moving or vibrating.
  • South Lake Tahoe - Woke us up with strong shaking, felt a third after shock at 1:20 AM.
  • Lodi, CA - I didn't feel it but my son woke me up asking us if we felt it. Looked it up online and think it may be mild aftershocks from the Nevada quake
  • Gardnerville, NV - No apparent damage
  • Hughson - house shook, Christmas tree was rocking, chandelier was swinging about 5 inches each direction
  • Crowley Lake - My bed was shaking.
  • Arnold - Woke us all up
  • Visalia - Totally felt the aftershock
  • Fresno - Felt the first and second - bed shook and was creaking
  • Madera California - It was a scary experience. Felt light headed
  • 95949 - Very d cary,felt the earthquakes all 3 times, the last one felt the strongest.
  • Merced CA - Merced Ca. The first two were mild felt more like rolling than shaking, made my cats startle. The third one was stronger, longer, my cats jumped up on my lap, maybe scared, and some of the pictures hanging on the wall swayed. My friend in Mariposa said she heard a boom
  • Modesto - Felt bed shaking and am used to heavy trucks rattled my house back in the Midwest, but this is my parents home and we are not near a freeway! Felt a second shake a few minutes ago. Noticed wall decor swaying.
  • Sonora, CA - No damage. Light shaking. Third one - I put my shoes on
  • Modesto - This was a lot stronger then the 2 we felt am hour ago. Light grumbling then shaking. Chandeliers swinging more rapidly
  • Turlock - Felt earthquake #3
  • Merced - Lying in bed playing video games and realized my entire bed was shaking from side to side around like 12:30 then again at 1:20.
  • Merced - Lying in bed playing video games and realized my entire bed was shaking from side to side around like 12:30 then again at 1:20.
  • Hanford, CA - Awoken from sleep by strong jolting.
  • Reno - Was trying to fall asleep after all of the others today and then felt this one. House shook quite a bit just like the others
  • Kirkwood ski Area - East west shaking. Awakened by both initial quakes. Similar sound and shaking about 30 mins ago
  • Sacramento California - I was laying in my memory foam bed when the quake briefly shook me to notice and I head the house creak.
  • Carson City - The shaking wasn't too bad, and I'm not aware of any damage, but I went outside and heard a car alarm going off, though that may have been coincidental. When the earthquake hit I just thought it was our big dog coming into the bedroom. The second earthquake seemed quite a bit stronger though. There have been repeated aftershocks for the last hour, though they've been much weaker.
  • West Sacramento - This shake was more apparent than the first initial two quakes. Wow!
  • Galt CA - I felt shaking 3 different times... Everything in the house shook! I was still awake watching a movie.... Thought I was imagining the bed shaking at first......then it happened again. And again!
  • Fresno CA - Bed shaking, Christmas tree shaking felt nauseous no damage
  • Grass Valley - Felt 3 different shakes, few seconds long, last one around 1:20am
  • South Sacramento - Woken up to bed and pendant light swaying. I have now felt three quakes.
  • Oakdale - Felt all 3. Was in bed.
  • Hanford, CA - The first one shook & rattled appliances and windows. The second one, while not as strong, made the ENTIRE house shake, moan and pop. No damage, just findig it rather odd the smaller one was more intense here.
  • Sonora - House shaking, noise of roof rattling a/c unit and dogs barking followed by aftershock with more house shaking and noise
  • Hanford - Got up to use R.R and parents were awaken by shaking of the couches.
  • Yerington, Nv - Felt 3 quakes in Yerington. 1rst 2 quakes were minutes apart waking husband and me up and then about 1 hour later I was ready to go back to sleep and here came a 3rd quake!
  • Madera - 3rd one felt at about 1:20 a.m., 1 hr after the first one.
  • Mariposa - We felt 2 of them the last one was about 1:20am and it shook the house. Made the bird fall off his perch and all the dogs jump. Not to mention me sway on the couch.
  • Ripon, CA - My bed shook a little bit and the house creaked. I felt all three quakes.
  • Fresno, CA - The bed I was sitting on shook like someone was trying to move it. I looked around and my fan+music stand were a-swingin'. Single story room with concrete floor.
  • Patterson - A strongish shook that calmed down quickly after
  • Sacramento - Christmas tree ornaments shook
  • Madera - I felt the 5th wheel trailer shaking as if someone was jumping on the roof.once at 12:28am and again at 1:18am. I actually called 911, I thought someone was breaking in. They told me it was an earthquake.
  • Sonora, CA - In bed and was wakened by a moderate shaking. This was followed by another. About 1:20am another but stronger shake. . .
  • Madera rAnchos - Awake to house rattling
  • Merced - We felt three earthquakes. Now wonder what we need to do?
  • Hanford, CA - Felt light shaking in chair. Stomach a little queasy after too.
  • Ceres - This one was bigger than the two an hour ago.
  • coarsegold ca, - 3 times now get ready for the big one. still awake can't go to sleep it keep wake me up.
  • Groveland - felt all 3 scary but no damage
  • South Lake Tahoe - This is about the 4th. since 12:18 swaying/shaking side to side, very scary!
  • Le Grand - I felt all 3..the first 2 were within 5 min. Of each other. The 3rd about 1 hr. later. It seems the first one was more rolling and lasted it felt for 45 seconds to a minute. The second one was more up and down. The third one shook the most.. my whole house shook and even made noise.
  • Reno Nevada - Felt shaking and windows and picture on the wall started shaking....
  • Bakersfield - Light motion like being in a boat on a lake. Enough to make me google to make sure I wasn't crazy though.
  • sliver springs nv - trailer house was rolling back & forth
  • Mariposa - I'm working a graveyard shift at an assisted living facility and it woke some of the residents. Was very rumbly, shook a couple pictures and knocked em over. I felt it 3 times.
  • Fresno - Felt all 3
  • Fresno - Minor shaking while sitting on the couch
  • Fresno, cCA - West to east long rocking motion. 3 oscillations or possible more.
  • sacramento-Vineyard - Light shaking of bed and shower felt about 1:10 a.m.
  • Fallon - Felt 4 of them. The first one rolled good. the second had more of a jolt. The after shocks have been coming in but some i have not felt but see the lamp sway.
  • Arnold, CA - Similar shaking to prior two which were about 5.7. No damage but definite shaking
  • Sacramento CA - Third shake at 1:16 am. Again heard rumble, then a shake. Short this time, but felt stronger than the others.
  • Mariposa - Third the strongest
  • North San Juan, CA - Felt 2 shakes, then another a little later.
  • Hanford, CA - Entire house shook, popped & moaned. Appliances and windows rattled. Strongest one I've ever felt here.
  • Sacramento - Saw the blinds and my desk moving.
  • South Lake Tahoe - No damage thankfully.
  • Pioneer, CA - Woke up to house shaking. Felt aftershocks as well shaking whole house.
  • Clovis, CA.. - Felt strong jolt. Dogs woke up barking.
  • Dos Palos - I was lying on my bed and could feel the bed moving back and forth as if someone was pushing it. The neighbors dogs began to bark during this time. No known damage.
  • Twain harte - Woke me up .thought someone was banging on our door. Scary up here to feel that. In the bay area I was used to it.
  • Reno Nevada - Felt shaking then heard my windows and picture on the wall shaking....
  • grass valley - two light shaking earthquakes then a moderate one. The first one I didnt know what it was. Then the second one; I realized what was going on. They made my whole house shake just a tiny bit, it was more like the walls were buzzing. The third one lasted over twice as long as the first and second, and was also twice as strong. It made everything shake. It made me worry.
  • Groveland - felt 3 very strong but no damage
  • Clovis - My bed moved for a slight moment an I heard some dogs barking right after but that's all
  • Sonora - woke up from dead sleep. Felt 5.7 and 5.6 magnitude shakes in last hour
  • Minden - Woke me up, bed shaking and ceiling light swaying. Pets scrambling looking for a place to hide. Went outside and shut off gas line to the house as a precaution. Checked water heater and listen for sound of water running from broken pipe. Everything seems OK.
  • Reno - I thought I was dreaming. Woke me up out of sleep
  • Yosemite Nat'l Park - Two shaking quakes a few minutes apart. A third quake sometime later felt equally strong.
  • Sacramento-Vineyard area - Sorry previous emailed i sent had error I did feel light shaking while sitting on my bed and few seconds later the shower glass door shook also
  • Arnold - Felt all 3 now! Last one an hour after first two. Woke up dogs first then us in a 3 story structure.
  • Cold Springs Nevada - It felt like a light rolling earthquake. Nothing seems to be out of place or damaged
  • San Francisco - very light, thought i may have imagined it...
  • Camino. CA - Woke me up at 12:20 & 1:13 a.m. freaked my Kitty out.
  • Turlock - Felt two short tremors about 20 minutes apart from each other. Shook the blinds around on the windows and knocked something over in a different room.
  • Fresno CA - I was sleeping bed shook like someone jumped on it. ceiling fans off balance rocking, so were the hanging plants. maybe 2 x close together. even the big dog bolted to be with us. yeah felt it.
  • Georgetown - no knowledge of damage. Felt 4 within last hr.
  • Fresno - It woke me up. Bed and doors shaking
  • South Lake Tahoe - Shook me a wake knew right a way it was an earthquake
  • Lemoore,CA - In Lemoore, CA I felt all the ones in Hawthorn that are 3.0 and over.
  • Minden - Felt the first one at 12:17, then another a few minutes later, both pretty strong. First one was harder and short, second lasted longer but didn't feel as strong. Both scared the dogs. Have felt at least 3 aftershocks.
  • Stockton - I was sitting facing a window and saw the blinds swaying. Moments later my son woke up startled. After I checked on him and returned, the blinds were swaying again, I believe to the one minutes afterwards.
  • Yeringto - Strong shaking...load rumbling....frames and christmas decoration on wall rocking...its been a while since 2 stong quakes
  • Sacramento - The first time I thought I was having vertigo, but then noticed the mirror vibrating. That one was mild but sustained for about 30 seconds. Then a few minutes later there was a briefer, stronger vibration and it felt like the whole house moved in a circular motion around me. Nothing fell off the shelves/walls, but I wouldn't have been surprised.
  • Fresno - Felt 3rd - a jolt - home alarm systems going off
  • Fresno - Watching tv at about 1:10 am when felt sofa was being shaken and noticed ornaments on Christmas tree were moving. About 20 min before, saw a mouse run down side of fireplace and on edge of wall. Thought I was having a dizzy spell.
  • San Francisco, CA - Intensely felt the 2 at 0019 & 0023 12/28 then again at 0114. Correlates w/ Hawthorne NV. SF is a long way from there.
  • Long Barn - Long Barn, CA: Heard/felt one noise like a tree falling in a forest about 01.15 am. ( we are located in the Stanislaus Nat. Forest) Did not feel any shaking.
  • Meyers - Shook my house quite strongly.
  • Fresno - Didn't feel the first two from our end of the house, but someone in the garage felt the first one. This third one was quite different for us. Bed really shook, hanging plants swayed... we were awake, but I think that was enough of a roll that it would have awakened us if we had been asleep (and we're used to dogs jumping on and off the bed). Really surprised us all that we felt it that much.
  • Stockton - I was typing about seeing the blinds swaying during the previous quake, and watched them start up again during this one, even stronger. I asked my husband if he could feel it, and he told me the bedroom door was also swinging a bit.
  • Kerman California - My whole house shifted like 2 people playing tough of war over my house while the ground moved me out of my chair between 12:30 am and 1:57am felt 3 of them strong but not as strong as the first one yet
  • Fresno - Felt 3 quakes. The first, I wasn't sure what I was feeling as I was asleep. It felt like someone was crawling on my bed. My bed was shaking lightly for about 10 seconds. 2 minutes later, the second one hit. It felt pretty much the same as the first. The third hit about an hour later. This time my bed felt like some one hit it and was trying to drag it. It moved an inch or two away from the wall. My closet doors rattled a little. This one lasted about 15-20 seconds. No damage
  • Lemoore - My two kids got scared!
  • Las Vegas - Had object fall off shelf causing me to wake up. Was dreaming of airplane turbulence possible caused by shaking sensation. I live in fourth floor condo where I have felt high sensitivity to other quakes.
  • Clovis - Watching TV at 1:15 am PST and felt the shaking. Ceiling lights were swaying.
  • Sonora, Ca - First one I felt ratted little ceramic boxes on glass table. Second felt like something big jumped on my bed, then more rolling and rattling. Third was the worst with a roaring noise, rolling and more rattling.Nothing damaged
  • Fresno - No damage. Was awake rocking and rolling on my chair.
  • Meyers - Mild but definite aftershock
  • Fresno - Was in bed and felt my bed Shake it stopped and then another Shake no damage
  • Corcoran CA - Felt a quick jolt while seating in office chair
  • Cow chills California - My entire couch jerked. This was around 1:30am. We felt the previous one from Hawthorn, but this one felt stronger, and like a quick jerk. Does anyone know if this is tectonic or magmatic?
  • Buckhorn ca - Felt three moderate shakes. First Two really close together.
  • Fresno - Slept through the first two. Was awakened by my sister. Felt the this one!! My bed was shaking!! Wow!
  • Smith Valley - Very strong movement.
  • San Francisco - I felt 2 separate periods of trembling around 12:21am 28dec16. I live on the 2nd floor of a 3-floor bldg over an open space garage in the Inner Sunset district near UCSF Parnassus campus.
  • Winton, CA - Felt all 3 level 5 Hawthorne quakes tonight. Everything rattled and house shook, those Sleeping woke up, but nothing fell or was broken. It was quite loud and scary though.
  • Grass Valley, Ca - Woke me up, had kids worried. No damage, just lost sleep.
  • Fresno - House creaks, but no immediate noticeable damage.
  • Turlock - Doors and other objects shaking
  • West Sacramento - Around 1:15am there was a jolting loud cracking sound like something hitting the roof and porch sharply, and I got dizzy. Hanging items swayed strongly for at least a minute. About an hour earlier we felt our sofa move and bump the wall, but we felt the later quake a lot more.
  • Turlock - Objects shaking
  • Sacramento - Light swaying. House creaked. Felt both earthquakes one after the other.
  • Atwater, Ca - Children woke me up saying bed was shaking
  • Tulare - Thought my German Shepard dog had jumped on my bed but she was already in bed with me.
  • Fresno - Fresno: Fresno airport/Dakota area. Chandelier was mildly swinging. Indoor Majesty palms had movement. Floors rocked. No damage.
  • Hawthorne - Lot of shaking few things fell
  • Clovis, CA - Just a rolling feeling. House made a few cracking sounds.
  • Tuolumne City, Ca - Lots of rolling, shaking.
  • Merced - Slight shaking made the chandelier swing back and forth a few inches. The couch felt like it was rocking and rising and falling.
  • Sonora - Felt both about an hour apart. Creaking walls and roof, thought it was going to pop off. Bird fluttered out of her bird hut and fluttered around on the first one, not the second one. Felt the second one the same but to a lesser degree. Scared us both!
  • Fresno - I heard a rumble and th3n my house moved. It startled me a little bit
  • Merced - 4th one few minutes ago.
  • Livingston - At wrk and felt like i was rocking almost a dizzy feeling looked up and products were swinging on hooks and shaking on the shelves.
  • Elverta - Felt first shake. Blinds moved. felt the 2nd shake minutes later.
  • Incline Village - Quake woke me with items shaking. No damage.
  • Ceres - About 12:20ish when I felt the first. Room shook for a few seconds, door vibrated.. thought for a moment my pits were wrestling. Roommate came out to ask if I felt it too (woke him up) Maybe 5-10 minutes later had another small vibration as the door shook and walls rattled a bit. Seemed like a line of semis drove by at the same time as a large whind gust. Not much, but 300 miles away in Ceres, CA (next to Modesto) that was pretty impressive.
  • Washoe - It was a loud rumbling that shook dishes and broke a few. The Christmas tree was making clinking noises. It felt like someone was shaking my chair from behind.
  • Clovis - Felt shacking motion. Woke me up from my sleep. Wall hanging began rattling on wall. Lasted longer than expected
  • 8 miles west of Fallon - It began about 12:20 a.m. when I heard something like a sudden wind sweep over the house and the house groaned and creaked followed by a rumbling sound and shaking, 5 min later there was an aftershock. I might compare to a large freight train rumbling by at high speed near ones house. No detectable damage observed yet. Have a great day!
  • Sun Valley - Woke me up , animals were anxious, weak shaking
  • Carson City - At 1218 local time,I felt a light shaking of the house. It lasted 5 to 10 seconds or so. 6 minutes later I felt the same thing, but it seemed to be shaking a slightly different direction. No noise,just the shaking.
  • Sacramento - It woke me up. The bed was shaking.
  • Paradise - Was waken by my bed shaking around 12:20 AM then felt it again a little while later.
  • Pollock Pines - It felt more like a roll than a shake. Heard it more than felt it. No damage.
  • Meadow Vista, CA - Shook the whole house and woke everyone up. Noticed the closet doors rattling then the house swayed a bit. Felt 2 about 5 or so minutes apart and they only lasted a few seconds each. No damage!
  • Hawthorne - A couple of strong shakes, a few minor ones inbetween. I was half asleep when it occurred.
  • Groveland - first one woke me up. Though everything was rattling like the sound from wind, I felt it from deep within the house as if it was coming from the floor beneath us. Knew it wasn't the wind when I realized my cat had run under the bed. The second one sounded and felt identical. My husband thought it was a strong wind but when I checked the weather and it said calm and looked outside after the shaking and our flag wasnt moving I knew it was an earthquake. Third one much shorter.
  • Mammoth lakes - Renting a condo. Don't notice any damage. We aren't burried in snow. Scared my dog. Living in California, I'm just kinda used to them.
  • Lemoore - Around 12:5am - I was awaken by moderate shaking swing of my bed; then I felt it slow down and then the shaking or waves kind of increase again, so little ones were felt as it went away;y house appears to have no structure damage. Take Care Everyone.
  • Kirkwood - My room mate had just come home, I thought she was having a seizure, when the second one hit, I got worried. Then I was awake and checked my phone, earthquake! The one at 4am or so woke me up too.
  • Hanford California - Sight shaking Some creaking in the house
  • Truckee,CA - just rattled the door it woke me up as did a smaller one that followed
  • stateline - felt all 3 enough to be woken up. Bed was shaking. No Damage and no noise.
  • Grass Valley - I felt the earthquake at 12:20 am Anand 12:22 am.
  • Meyers - Felt 3 tremors. First 2 were separated by only a few seconds and 3rd about 3 minutes later. I thought last occurred at 12:13 am.
  • Homewood - Felt one little shake-is that an earthquake? and sure enough immediately another shake to let you know it was. Had just gone to sleep-it seemed about 10 minutes later I felt two more--not sure of that timing. No damage but definite 3 strong jolts.
  • Gandnerville - I fell it twice around 12 and one more time an hour later
  • Lovelock - Felt first one, light shaking
  • Smith - Fairly strong shaking. Glass cabinets rattling. Knocked Christmas decorations off shelf.
  • South Lake Tahoe - 1st one woke me up out of a dead sleep, I thought the dog was on the bed scratching, but it kept going for a while. Laid my head back down and felt a second shorter one, was strong enough to cause concern and didn't realize they were earthquakes until I woke up and got on the internet. No damage.
  • Colfax CA - woke us up from a dead sleep
  • North Fork - Woke up to light shaking and sound of closet doors and other objects rattling. Only lasted 5 to 10 seconds. No damage.
  • Standard - working at the Sierra Pacific wood mill in Standard,CA felt 3 sets of tremors. No damage observed. not sure of the times between each one because i was not sure what was happening. this was my first experience with this kind of event.
  • South Lake Tahoe - At around 12:15 am I woke up after experiencing light tremble. It happened after about around 5 minutes. My bed was shaking first for about 30-40 and second time for about 10 seconds.
  • Oakhurst - Awakened by very strong shaking. And then again a few minutes later another one shook. Then a third one shook harder than the first one. Very scary!
  • Pollock Pines - woke up to the house shaking 2 were felt fairly close apart, the third was a little while after and stronger,lasting 20 seconds maybe
  • Nevada City, Ca - it woke me up in the middle of the night
  • Fresno - Very strong shaking, woke up from sleep
  • Colfax, ca - 2 tremors similar in force. A couple of minutes apart (12:15). Felt a mild aftershock about an hour later
  • Reno nevada - Felt very strong on the 4th floor of Renown.
  • Oakdale, Ca - I was sitting in my desk chair at the computer when I felt the back of the chair move, like someone was shaking it back and forth. No damage, just put me on alert as I said to myself, "that was an earthquake!"
  • Patterson - No property damage just felt shaking blinds moving, bed a little
  • Riverbank Ca - No damage. I woke up and my bed was shaking. I got up to see ceiling fixtures swaying. I knew it was an earthquake and immediately began searching the Internet for details. I'm glad I finally found this sight.
  • Carson City - At first I thought my husband was extremely restless and was bouncing around on the bed, but then I realized he was perfectly still. He woke up at the very end of the shaking and noticed that some window hanging decorations were swaying back and forth. No damage has been found yet in our house.
  • June Lake - No visible damage. Woke all four of us up. Moderate structure shaking
  • Roseville - Experienced two initial jolts 5 minutes apart, and a third jolt about an hour later. Slow, subtle motion in between jolts, like on an air mattress in a pool, having very small waves.
  • Yuba City - I was laying in bed on my phone checking emails at about 12:25 and the bed started shaking/trembling, and my dresser started shaking as well. It felt like a massage. My sister lives in Sacramento she felt it also. In fact she felt the first one and she got up and sat in bed and a few minutes later she felt the second one.
  • Stateline, NV - Before the first quake, the floor boards made crackling sounds. A few seconds later it felt like the bed slightly raised and rolled a bit. It was like being on a boat in a small swell. The second quake was a shake. The third was a milder shake
  • Yerington - Felt the bed shaking creepy feeling like the exorcist heard the dresser knob shaking
  • South Lake Tahoe - No damages
  • Pollock Pines - Felt house shake a bit, multiple times
  • Angels Camp - This was the first of a series of them that I felt. This one felt like someone grabbed the back of my sofa and tried to pull it over, followed by some rolling, moderate trembling. Just a minute or two later, the other ones started to roll in... there was no damage, nothing even fell over. It just felt like the same sensation you get when the washer is on the spin cycle and vibrates the house... only a bit stronger.
  • 95631 - Nothing was damaged but it did knock some stuff over on shelves and actually knocked over items we had outside.
  • Ceres - I was in bed reading when I felt my bed move, for a moment I thought one of my kids had jump on it but nobody was there. No damage.
  • Carson City, NV - It woke me up.
  • Raymond - Heard strange noises 2x went outside nothing we could determine.....at 1:15 approx. I was upstairs in my closet and it shook the house strong...we are from S.Cali and been through several and the last Northridge quake where our home was severely damaged, you never forget
  • Grass Valley - No damage bed shaking
  • Lake Arrowhead - My computer shook and lightly felt the ground shake.
  • Cameron Park - No damage
  • La Quinta - wasn't really shaking - just one Big Jolt. that's it.
  • Meridian CA - Felt like someone was shaking my bed lightly
  • Tulare - I was just about to go to bed until I heard something. It was my bedroom door and it sounded like someone was knocking. It lasted for about 10 seconds and it was around 1:20 am. My family also felt it but they don't know what happened all they know was that something made them wake up.
  • Fresno - Woke me up around 1:15a.m. bed shook, wind chime in master bath by window shook made noises.
  • Roseville - Slow shaking...more like a swaying back and forth.
  • Pahrump - I was up late on the computer. I live in a travel trailer and even though I did not feel definitive shaking I did get some motion sickness that I dismissed until hearing about the quake.
  • Paradise - Several very small shakers, two stronger estimated 2.5 or 3 between approx 12:00am and 1:00am. Loudly rattled objects on beside table. At first blamed the cat for jumping around.
  • Reedley - Windows rattled & whole house moved for a second
  • Gustine Ca - I felt the Hawthorne Nevada earthquake at 12:22 A.M. as I was in bed reading and felt motion. I looked at wind chime I have on the wall and it was swinging. I got up and went to the kitchen and the hanging light over the table was swinging. At l:18 A.M everything started rolling, I grabbed my dog and stood where I thought was safe. I had no damage except maybe a few new cracks in the cement outside.
  • Reedley - Walls creaked & window rattled & whole house moved once
  • Reno - A strong jolt woke us up at 12:20 and a picture propped on a bookshelf fell to the ground. We felt light slow shaking for about 30 seconds with a closet door rattling, indicating continued shaking even when it was almost imperceptible. We felt another small shaking incident about 3-5 minutes later.
  • Fresno - Felt 2 earthquakes almost half hour apart around midnight, rattled the whole house and second earthquake almost felt like a jolt, window panes and beds shaking, could not sleep for couple hours after that..
  • Gardnerville - First one after midnight was thump and slow shaking to moderate. Very concerning as second hit few minutes later.
  • Yuba City - Shortly after midnight, today on Dec 28 I felt a settle swaying movement for several seconds which slowed and then another wave came shortly after. Not anything significantly startling or noticeable if you were preoccupied. But I did see towels in the bathroom moving and lights swaying slightly.
  • Roseville - Felt like a gentle swaying would go away and then come back stronger...seemed like it went on for hours. Felt like someone bumped into the bed suddenly and then the bed swayed gently for a while.
  • Nevada City, CA - I was awake when I felt the 12:22 a.m. earthquake. I was surprised because I haven't felt an earthquake since I have lived here 21 years. It was a gentle rolling motion that lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Minden - I was scared because it was the first earthquake I have been through my Christmas tree was shaking like crazy I would have said that it was about a 5.1 or 5.2 and the windows shook like crazy.
  • Virginia City - I woke up to the clanking of metal and felt a series of weak earthquakes.
  • Angels Camp - Decent shake, but didn't last long. No apparent damage.
  • Angels Camp - Decent shake, but didn't last long. No apparent damage.
  • Riverside - Woke up to a rumbling sound and my bed was shaking slightly
  • Coalinga - noticed planter swinging
  • Modesto, California - Very slight movement of the bed.
  • Clovis - Lying in bed when the sensation of the bed rocking in a circular motion started and woke me.
  • Riverbank - My mother and I felt our beds swing left and right while laying in bed. My brother and sister-in-law felt it as well.
  • Zephyr Cove - Woke us up. Felt more like rolling over waves. Deck was creaking like crazy
  • Topaz Lake - around 0030 hrs, Strong jolt followed by slow rolling - another (the same) about 3-5 min later, followed by several smaller ones until around 0400 with another strong jolt.
  • Groveland, CA - (Posting the next morning) Felt #1. Necklaces on the rack were quickly shaking, rumbles and whumps, tapping of pictures on the walls, a lot of shelf/countertop stuff shifted. Also, my glass of water went crazy! #2 was about the same. #3, an hour later, I was on the phone with my Dad in Dayton, NV when we both felt it. Much longer and bigger 'feeling'. My exp was more quick shaking whereas he described it as a rolling sensation. Like, sitting in a car and someone was lightly bouncing it. >(!o!)<
  • Modesto, CA - My pet birds threw fits and woke me up. I slept through it but they didn't.
  • Moundhouse, NV - Shook house slightly back and forth, Pet birds got upset and frightened just seconds before earthquake. They were trashing about in their cages and had to be calmed down. Second earthquake (aftershock?) had more of a jolt them some slight rolling. House made slight creak and pop sounds. Birds upset again. No damage or anything falling. Single story modular home.
  • Topaz Ranch Estates - Duration was about 15 to 20 seconds. Two or three hard lateral east to west jolts. Second jolt was strongest. Loose objects on tables and shelves moved, but none fell. No damage of outside deck or structures is apparent.
  • Groveland - Felt 3 light-moderate Tue night-early Wed a.m.; each followed by weak shaking
  • Folsom - 11:46 pm Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Visalia - Shortly after midnight I felt a mild shaking of the back of office chair I was leaning on...last apx. 15 seconds.
  • Fresno - Felt bed shake
  • Sonora, California - Feels like a giant is walking around outside
  • Roseville - No damage, jewelry hanging in bedroom shaking and swaying.
  • South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150 - At 12:18 am Wed 12/28/16 I felt like something jumped on my bed, and the bed shook side to side for 3 seconds. Then I got up walked to the restroom and when I came back it happened again. I looked up and my wind chime hanging above the bed was circling around for another 2-3 minutes. The TV News said there was an Earthquake in Hawthorne. Well I felt it at an Apartment Complex right by the South Lake Tahoe Airport.
  • Martinez - I was sitting doing paperwork in front of the Quik Stop Alhambra Avenue and my truck shook back and forth for probably about 20 seconds
  • Rocklin CA - My son was in bed and came out and said "did you feel that mom?" and have been watching for some real feed-back on this and NOW I feel better, there was an Earthquake 🙂
  • Roseville, Ca - I live in a mobile home and I was sitting in my living room and I felt the floor shake back and forth. There was no damage.
  • Camp Connell/ Arnold/Big Trees - Woke us up. Felt all the aftershocks and it moved the whole house pretty good. Amazed that it was in Nevada. No damage, nothing fell over thankfully. Heard that Ebbetts Pass Sporting goods had a lot of stuff fall off the shelves when we stopped by there the next day.
  • Merced - Bed swayed back and forth on the 12:18 one, and the 1:15 was stronger
  • GEOFON California-nevada Border Region Dec 28 09:13 5.6 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:13 5.6 5 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:13 5.5 8 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 09:12 2.5 9 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:11 2.8 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:09 3.2 9 MAP
    USGS Tonopah, Nevada Dec 28 09:09 2.8 7 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 09:08 3.2 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 09:04 2.0 0 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:57 3.9 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:57 3.9 9 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:53 2.1 15 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:50 2.6 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:48 3.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:48 3.5 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:42 2.7 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:41 2.5 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:41 2.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:40 2.4 9 MAP
    USGS Fallon, Nevada Dec 28 08:39 2.8 9 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:39 2.8 9 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:36 2.7 7 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:36 2.7 7 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:29 3.8 3 MAP
    USGS Bridgeport, California Dec 28 08:29 3.7 5 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:26 4.0 9 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:26 4.0 9 MAP
    GEOFON California-nevada Border Region Dec 28 08:22 5.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:22 5.5 12 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:22 5.7 12 MAP
    GEOFON California-nevada Border Region Dec 28 08:18 5.6 10 MAP
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada Dec 28 08:18 5.7 8 MAP
    EMSC Nevada Dec 28 08:18 5.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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