The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck this morning near Lake Tahoe.
It was the second Northern California earthquake this week, with another small earthquake rattling parts of the Bay Area Monday. That earthquake occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to Jack Boatwright, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the USGS, this morning's earthquake struck at about 2:05 a.m. and had an estimated depth of one-half mile. The quake was centered about 14 miles northwest of Tahoe City and
about 4 miles west of Truckee, according to the USGS.