Series of earthquakes rattle Lake Tahoe area

LAKE TAHOE (KRON) — The area around Lake Tahoe is getting rattled by earthquakes Wednesday morning.

Two 5.7-magnitude earthquakes struck early Wednesday morning just after midnight near Lake Tahoe, according to the US Geological Survey.

The first 5.7-magnitude quake hit at 12:18 a.m. then the second 5.7-magnitude quake hit at 12:22 a.m.

They were centered in Hawthorne, a remote area of Nevada near the California border, about 70 miles south of Lake Tahoe.

The quakes were followed by a series of at least a dozen small aftershocks ranging from 2.5-magnitude to 4.0.

Another earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck at 1:13 a.m., according to USGS.

The aftershocks continued throughout the morning with a 3.5-magnitude quake hitting at 6:40 a.m.

There are no reports of damage or injuries but people in the area reported feeling the quake.


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