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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Northern California near Nevada

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By Steve Gorman (Reuters) -A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck a mountainous region of Northern California near the border with Nevada on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but no injuries or serious damage were immediately reported. The quake, initially registered at a magnitude 6.2, struck at a depth of 6 miles (10 km) and was centered near the town of Walker, California, about 150 miles east of state capital Sacramento, the USGS said on its website. The quake was followed by a cluster of smaller tremors in the same region of the eastern Sierra Nevada range, the USGS rep…

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