“It’s an earthquake!” Durrant’s friend who was driving is shouting in a video posted on Twitter. “The tires went a little fun, I thought maybe the road was just fun, that kind of wiggled. It wasn’t. It’s an earthquake!”
A strong earthquake shook eastern Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe on Thursday, causing tremors throughout northern California and northern Nevada.
About 60 miles away in Coleville, Durrant saw cars floating through large boulders scattered across the highway. He also conquered people failed attempts to move them off the road.
; Durrant’s driver can be heard saying to a man trying to push a boulder out to the side of the road.
The earthquake, which took place at. 15:49 PT, was reported as 6.0 by the US Geological Survey. There have been more than 30 aftershocks so far, and more are predicted, according to the study.
A rock fall is one of the most common types of earthquakes larger than 4.0 can cause, according to the Utah Geological Survey.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento reported that they felt light shaking that lasted about a minute, shaking the building and moving the blinds. Others reported feeling the quake in San Francisco, nearly 250 miles west of the epicenter.
The California Department of Transportation reconsidered drivers on Highway 395 and “responded to several reports of landslides on U.S. 395” at the time of the quake, according to its Twitter account. After kl. 17, Highway 395 was left open, the twitter agency.
In early June, more than 600 small earthquakes were recorded during a single weekend in Southern California near the California-Mexico border.