Series of Earthquakes In California - Nevada

Earthquakes In California - NevadaSeveral moderate earthquakes have struck in Nevada, sending rumblings all the way to Sacramento. Several earthquakes were reported within minutes of each other at the California-Nevada border near Hawthorne, Nevada, a remote area located about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe.

The moderate quakes, which struck at 12:18 a.m. and 12:22 a.m., were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks. The USGS reports the first quake was a magnitude-5.8 that hit at 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday. The second quake came four minutes later, measuring at a magnitude of 5.7. After several aftershocks, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit 16 miles SW of Hawthorne.

In our region, at their worst, the earthquakes did things like knock pictures from walls and cause homes to creak. One Folsom resident reported seeing a new crack on the wall of her home and another one on the ceiling. The USGS says the quakes were also felt in such areas as Carson City, Nevada, and Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes in California, all roughly 60 miles from the epicenter.
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