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3.5 magnitude earthquake Tuesday night near Lake Tahoe

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday evening near the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, recorded the earthquake about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

It hit about five miles west-northwest of Mount Rose and about eight miles north-northwest of Incline Village.

It was also felt eight miles east-northeast of Truckee and 16 miles southwest of Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It’s the first quake of noticeable magnitude to be felt in the region since a swarm of temblors around 3.0 in size were felt in January 2014 near Virginia City and Reno, according to UNR.