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4.0 magnitude Earthquake hits Lake Tahoe area

Staff report
A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Truckee-Tahoe area shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.
Courtesy of United States Geological Survey


A 4.06-magnitude earthquake was reported at Lake Tahoe at 3:08 p.m. Thursday by the University of Nevada Seismology Lab.

The quake was confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Carson City and Reno residents reported feeling.

There have been no reports of damage.

More than 75 Truckee residents reported feeling the earthquake to the U.S. Geological Survey web site, while 41 Incline residents said they felt it, as did 34 Tahoe City residents.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory revised the intensity of the quake, which was originally listed at 4.06, down to 3.9.


Original Story

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Tahoe area at 3:08 p.m. on Thursday.

The quake was centered about three miles north of Dollar Point and half a mile beneath the ground, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A series of faults runs through the Tahoe Basin including one that runs directly underneath Dollar Point.

Check out your local fault activity here.