4.7-magnitude earthquake rumbles Truckee, Lake Tahoe regions; no damage, injuries
October 27, 2011
LAKE TAHOE and#8212; A 4.7-magnitude earthquake rolled out of south Plumas County shortly before midnight Wednesday, shaking parts of the region including the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas.
At approximately 11:37 p.m., the quake jolted out of an estimated epicenter of 9 miles southwest of Whitehawk, Calif., about 35 miles west of Reno and 20 miles or so northwest of Truckee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mike Markus, who works at the Shell Oil station in Truckee, told the Reno Gazette-Journal he was reading when he felt a jolt.
and#8220;It was just enough to get your attention. By the time it got your attention, it stopped,and#8221; he told the newspaper. and#8220;It kind of rattled the windows a little bit.It rattled for maybe 1 to 2 seconds, and then it just stopped right away.and#8221;
USGS initially reported the quake as 5.2 in magnitude. It emanated from about 8.5 miles beneath the earthand#8217;s surface, according to USGS.
According to a story by the Associated Press, a Nevada County sheriffand#8217;s dispatcher in Truckee said it was a rolling quake and no damages and no injuries have been reported.