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Small earthquake hits near Lake Tahoe; second in three days

No injuries, damages reported by U.S. Geological Survey

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.

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Posted by GKate
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

This is a non-story. So was the "rattler" in San Jose the other day. When they get into the 5 catagory -- now THAT'S a story. Living in California is like living on jello. The little rattlers are actually fun.


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Posted by Sabrina
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:28 am

GKate writes this is a non-story. Okay, the discovery of a here-to-fore unknown fault is not news? Sorry, but I think that when you discover new places moving, which for the last couple thousands years have not moved, this is big news.
Try putting the story into context, hello?


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Posted by gkate
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

How do we know this hasn't moved in the last couple thousand years? You know about some technology I don't? Talk about context -- hello?


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Posted by hotsand
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Hey, Just comfort yourselves like everyone is doing these days. It will be alright. That's the ticket.-----Satan


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