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3.6 magnitude earthquake hits Lake Tahoe

This is the third earthquake in the span of a month to hit the Lake Tahoe area.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was felt near Lake Tahoe Monday afternoon.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake happened around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17. The epicenter was in the middle of the lake, about 15 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, west of Carson City, Nevada and southeast of Truckee.

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This is the third earthquake in this area in the span of a month. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Truckee and was felt even in Sacramento on May 6 and a 3.7 magnitude quake hit the same point in the middle of the lake as today's on April 25.

A map of where the earthquake was likely felt can be found HERE.


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