5 Earthquakes in 21 Minutes Shake Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe visitors and locals awoke to a rumbling under Lake Tahoe this morning, with a series of 5 earthquakes occurring in the middle of the lake from 8:33 am to 8:54 am.
The first earthquake hit the middle of the lake at 8:33 am with a 3.91 magnitude. It was followed by a 2.5 magnitude just two minutes late. Then, between 8:40 and 8:54 am, three more occurred measuring in at 1.9 magnitude, 2.78 magnitude and 2.1 magnitude. The earthquakes all happened in the middle of the lake, approximately 5 miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe.
The earthquakes marked an eventful night in the area following a night of late-season snow throughout the Tahoe area. Locals took to social media to commemorate the eventful day:
Five earthquakes in an hour, all originating from the center of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Tessie must be waking up. https://t.co/bfSeIjcbUO— Cody Townsend (@codytownsend) April 25, 2021
ah experiencing an earthquake in Tahoe after a night of snow is one for the books— lainey âœ¨ (@_laineyyn) April 25, 2021
Just learned that there could be a 30 foot tsunami in Lake Tahoe following a 7.0 earthquake. The faults under the lake are wild! https://t.co/mcvazXXDCQ— Kath Korevec (@simpsoka) April 25, 2021
Alert!!! There was just an earthquake in Lake Tahoe!!! I got rattled out of my sleepy Sunday morning state. Tbh I thought I left those bad boys in San Francisco.— Carly Fortunato ðŸ¿ (@carlynato) April 25, 2021