World America 30 Dec 2016 24 quakes hit Califo ...

24 quakes hit California in 24 hours

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Published Dec 30, 2016, 3:06 am IST
Updated Dec 30, 2016, 3:49 am IST
The earthquakes struck near Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of both states.
The US geological surveys says two magnitude 5.7 temblors were both centered in a remote area of Nevada near the California line, about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe. (Representational Image)
 The US geological surveys says two magnitude 5.7 temblors were both centered in a remote area of Nevada near the California line, about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe. (Representational Image)

California: Over two dozen earthquakes have been reported to hit the California-Nevada frontier early on Thursday morning, with tremors being felt as far north as Sacramento as well as San Francisco and Las Vegas.

The earthquakes struck near Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of both states, KTVN reported.

 

There were no immediate reports of problems. The US geological surveys says two magnitude 5.7 temblors were both centered in a remote area of Nevada near the California line, about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe.

At least seven quakes with magnitudes between 3 and 5.6 were reported shortly afterward, according to The Los Angeles Times. 

The moderate quakes, which struck at 12.18 am local time and then four minutes later, were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Department in Hawthorne, Nevada, near the epicenter, says staffers felt both quakes, but they have not had any reports of injury or damage.

 

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