Earthquake hits Tahoe’s North Shore |

Earthquake hits Tahoe’s North Shore

LAKE TAHOE – Many local residents are reporting they felt Tuesday night’s small earthquake that rattled the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region and left no damage.

According to the United States Geological Survey website, the 3.8 magnitude quake struck a few seconds before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at about 5 miles north, northwest from Incline Village and 6 miles north, northeast from Kings Beach. The epicenter depth was measured at 5.3 miles.

According to the USGS website as of Wednesday morning, 142 residents from Truckee to Incline Village and Floriston, and as far away as Sparks, Nev., reported feeling the quake, which was characterized as weak and producing no damage.

Sheriff’s offices from Nevada, Placer and Washoe counties on Wednesday reported they didn’t receive any calls about the incident.

No seismologists were available to talk to at the Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, on Wednesday morning.

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