2 earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe, rumble had on the region

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California. – Two earthquakes struck early Wednesday in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt over areas of the two states.

The AMERICAN Geological studies, says that the two magnitude 5.7 temblors were both centered in a remote area of Nevada near the California line, about 70 km southeast of Lake Tahoe.

The light quakes, which struck at 12:18 pm 12:22 pm, were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

The USGS says the quakes were felt in such areas such as Carson City, Nevada, and Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes in California, all within approximately 60 km of the epicenter.

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