Several small earthquakes shake Lake Tahoe-Reno area overnight Tuesday | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Several small earthquakes shake Lake Tahoe-Reno area overnight Tuesday

This map shows where the cluster of quakes were reported, about 7 miles south of Reno and 20 miles or so northeast of Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A series of earthquakes rattled the Truckee-Tahoe region Tuesday night, including a 4.4 magnitude temblor that struck a few miles south of Reno.

According to U.S. Geological survey, eight smaller, noticeable quakes hit the region in a 2-hour span between 10:22 p.m. Tuesday and about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday — all were clustered in the same area about 7 miles south of Reno and 18 miles north of Carson City.

The 4.4 temblor hit at 10:46 p.m., according to the USGS. The smallest quake registered at 2.5 at about 12:30 a.m., with a 3.2-magnitude quake being the first reported at 10:22 p.m.

In all, at least 16 earthquakes were recorded, according to the USGS, although half were smaller than 2.0.

The swarm was presaged by two small quakes, starting around 10:18 p.m., according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Residents across the greater Truckee-Tahoe-Reno region reported feeling the quakes, according to various social media posts.

The most distant response was from Elko, 388 miles from the epicenter.


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