They say everything seems to come in threes, and while that's not usually the case for earthquakes, it's exactly what happened shortly after midnight Pacific time today as two 5.7 earthquakes and a 5.5 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the Sierra Nevada, waking people up as far away as Sacramento, Reno, Tahoe, Las Vegas, and even several reports from San Francisco.
Most of the quakes were in the 2 or 3 magnitude range, felt slightly, but not causing damage.
In addition to Lake Tahoe, the USGS said the largest of the quakes was felt in such areas as Carson City, Nev., and Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes in California, all roughly 60 miles from the epicenter.
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning nine miles from Morongo Valley in San Bernardino County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, but no damage was reported from the light temblor.
The temblor occurred at 9:57 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Big Bear City, 15 miles from Yucca Valley and 17 miles from Desert Hot Springs.
In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm.
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