TRUCKEE (CBS SF) — A 3.6 magnitude rattled through the Tahoe National Forest early Wednesday, jolting local residents awake in the nearby mountain communities of Truckee and Norden.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just before 1:30 a.m. with an epicenter south of Fordyce Lake, six miles northwest of Norden.READ MORE: Woman Shot Near Federal, State Buildings In San Francisco Tenderloin Neighborhood
There were no reports of damage.
The USGS said the quake was strongly felt by residents living in Truckee, Norden and as far away as Reno and Auburn.
On Twitter, gogwengo posted — “Unlike any #earthquake I’ve experienced. Huge jolt – sounded like an explosion or sonic boom – heart still racing.”
The region has been seismically active for the last few months with four temblors rumbling underground measuring 3.5 or larger.READ MORE: Google Postpones Employees' Return To Office; Enacts Mandatory Vaccination Policy
The largest came on May 6 when a quake measuring 4.7 struck — the strongest in the region in the past 16 years.
On May 28, a 4.2 magnitude quake followed quickly by a 2.7 magnitude aftershock rumbled deep beneath the waters of Lake Tahoe off Dollar Point.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the initial jolt took place at 8:25 a.m. and was epicenter in a region where the lake bottom is crisscrossed by faults about 5 miles from Dollar Point. The 2.7 magnitude aftershock followed at 21 minutes later and a larger 3.1 magnitude temblor at 9:04 a.m.
Two more followed, each temblor measuring a 2.8 magnitude.
The quake was strongly felt in Tahoe City, Carson City, Nev., Truckee and Incline Village, according to USGS tracking.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Renaming Street In Memory Of Elderly Asian Crime Victim Vicha Ratanapakdee
A swarm of quakes measuring 3.7 magnitude and lower hit the same fault area in April with residents as far away as Sacramento reporting feeling the temblors.