'I got thrown against the wall': Lake Almanor residents clean up damage from earthquake, aftershock
Families are cleaning up the damage after two strong earthquakes near Lake Almanor in less than 12 hours. The first one of 5.5 magnitude happened around 4:20 Thursday afternoon and a 5.2 aftershock hit early this morning. Jim Pope was remodeling his basement bathroom when the first one hit. "Suddenly, the lights went out and I got thrown against the wall," he said. Pope owns a lake home in Prattville. "It took me about five seconds to know what was going on but for about 10 seconds, I just covered my head and ducked into the shower and waited it out," Pope said.