Large quake rattles Lake Tahoe Basin

Staff Report
The earthquake shake map. (Provided / USGS)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A preliminary 5.9 earthquake hit south of Topaz Lake near Coleville, Calif., at about 3:49 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The quake was strongly felt at Lake Tahoe and well beyond, according to a United States Geological Survey map.

There have been several aftershocks, most of them well above 3.0 including one up to 4.2.

The quake was felt by over 11,000, from as far south as Bakersfield, throughout the Bay Area to the west and as far north as the Oregon border.

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