SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — Several moderate earthquakes have struck in Nevada, sending rumblings all the way to Sacramento.

Several earthquakes were reported within minutes of each other at the California-Nevada border near Hawthorne, Nevada, a remote area located about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe.

The cluster of quakes could be felt across the region. (Credit: USGS)

The cluster of quakes could be felt across the region. (Credit: USGS)

The moderate quakes, which struck at 12:18 a.m. and 12:22 a.m., were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

The USGS reports the first quake was a magnitude-5.8 that hit at 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday. The second quake came four minutes later, measuring at a magnitude of 5.7.

After several aftershocks, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit 16 miles SW of Hawthorne.

In our region, at their worst, the earthquakes did things like knock pictures from walls and cause homes to creak. One Folsom resident reported seeing a new crack on the wall of her home and another one on the ceiling.

The USGS says the quakes were also felt in such areas as Carson City, Nevada, and Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes in California, all roughly 60 miles from the epicenter.

Comments (8)
  1. James Hartsf says:

    well i felt it in arnold calif shock the house and woke up me and my uncle up

  2. Maiya Lee says:

    Felt all three here in Stockton

  3. my house shook 3 times, in foresthill ca

  4. I felt the last earthquake, the one at 1:13. I was laying in my bed on the laptop and the bed frame moved from right to left. My bed-frame is very heavy and takes two men to move it. I knew it was an earthquake! Sacramento, CA

  5. I’m in north Truckee and felt them here but the second seemed significantly larger.

  6. Im In Grass Valley nearer to Colfax and I felt them both, it shook my bed and rattled things.

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