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‘Someone hold me’: Central Valley reacts to quakes near Nevada border

A map on the U.S. Geological Survey site indicates the epicenter of a 5.5 earthquake that struck southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada, early Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2016.
A map on the U.S. Geological Survey site indicates the epicenter of a 5.5 earthquake that struck southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada, early Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2016. U.S. Geological Survey

Central Valley residents leaped onto Twitter early Wednesday after they were rattled by a series of earthquakes centered near the Nevada border.

Two shocks measuring 5.7 were centered about 17 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada. They occurred at 12:18 a.m. and 12:22 a.m. Another temblor about 16 miles southwest of Hawthorne measured 5.5 and happened at 1:13 a.m.

California is expanding an early earthquake warning system that could give people as long as a minute to prepare for a disaster.

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