Earthquake along state border shakes parts of Solano County

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A strong earthquake centered along the California-Nevada border caused shaking that was felt throughout the Sacramento region, including parts of Solano County.

The earthquake struck around 3:50 p.m. near the Alpine County community of Markleeville.

Solano NewsNet readers in Vacaville, Dixon, Rio Vista and Suisun City reported feeling a light shaking that lasted for several seconds, while others said they experienced a large jolt.

Fire officials in Suisun City and Fairfield implemented post-earthquake measures immediately after the event, according to dispatches reviewed by Solano NewsNet.

No damage or injuries were reported in Solano County.

Since the earthquake, more than two dozen aftershocks have rattled the state border. One aftershock that registered at magnitude-4.6 caused light shaking along the eastern part of Solano County, according to readers.

In Mono County, police are reporting several rock slides that have forced the closure of a state highway there, but no significant damage or injuries.


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