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5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California

A preliminary 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. 

The epicenter of the quake was centered 6 miles west northwest of Greenville, and 26 miles southwest of Susanville.

Initial reports said the quake, which struck at 8:47 p.m., was a magnitude 5.9.

A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate, but has the potential to cause considerable damage.

Chief meteorologist Mark Finan at NBC affiliate KCRA said the quake was felt at the station's studios in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.

There was no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Reuters contributed to this report.