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The Last: 3 quakes hit near Lake Tahoe, felt about the region

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California. – The Last of a series of earthquakes in northern Nevada (all times are local):

6:30 pm

Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday roughly 70 km southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt over areas of Nevada and California. There were no immediate reports of problems.

The U. S. Geological Survey says a 5.7 temblor hit at 12:18 pm, followed by a 5.7 four minutes later, in a remote area 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the same area at 1:13 pm

The moderate quakes were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department in Hawthorne have not yet received reports of injuries or damage.

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1:56 pm

Two earthquakes struck early Wednesday in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt over areas of the two states. There were no immediate reports of problems.

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 PST, and then four minutes later were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department in Hawthorne, Nevada, in the vicinity of the epicenter, said staff felt both earthquakes, but they have no reports yet of damage or injury. The office says that the earthquake apparently did trigger a burglar alarm at two companies, and caused a rock slide that does not block a nearby highway.

In addition to Lake Tahoe, 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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