NICE, Lake County — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the country north of Clear Lake on Tuesday evening but caused no damage or injuries.
The U.S Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 7:57 p.m. PDT Tuesday. The epicenter was in rural Lake County, about 110 miles north-northwest of downtown San Francisco. Two small aftershocks of 2.7 and 3.0 shook the area about 30 minutes after the initial quake.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office said it had received no reports of damage or injuries. Residents and business owners in the region reported swaying light fixtures and scared pets, but no damage or injuries.
"We felt it," said Chris Goad, a bartender at the Old World Tavern in Lakeport, near the epicenter. "The pictures swayed on the wall, but it wasn't super-duper strong."
Residents over a wide area, from the Mendocino and Sonoma coast through Lake County to the northern Sacramento Valley, reported feeling the shake.