Dozens of earthquakes rattle Truckee area

A cluster of small earthquakes has rattled the Truckee area over the last day, with the largest being magnitude 3.9 (June 27, 2017)

As many as 35 small earthquakes shook the Truckee area in the past day.

Two earthquakes struck 5.5 miles north of Truckee, and a large cluster of 33 earthquakes struck 12 miles north of Truckee. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 3.9 that occurred on Monday at around 2 a.m., according to U.S. Geological Survey. The most recent quake struck at 9:17 a.m. and was a magnitude 2.9.

The quakes' epicenter appears to be between Webber and Independence Lakes. 

An ABC10 viewer living in the Tahoe Donner area said the jolts were sharp and the first few happened in a matter of minutes. 

 

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