Did you feel it? Preliminary magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Sierra

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DOLLAR POINT, Calif. (KTXL) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck Friday morning near Dollar Point.

The quake, which was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey shortly before 8:30 a.m., was initially reported to have a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 but was later revised.

The epicenter is about 14 miles from South Lake Tahoe. At least three aftershocks were recorded shortly after.

There were no reports of damage.

The USGS received dozens of responses from people around the Lake Tahoe area and across the border in Nevada who felt the shaking, as well as those living in the foothills. Some people reportedly felt the quake as far away as Escalalon and just outside Oakland.

People on social media reported shaking. FOX40 spoke to Truckee resident Valerie Forsythe about what she experienced.

Just last Monday, the USGS recorded a magnitude 3.6 quake in the same location.

Earlier this month, three earthquakes struck north of Lake Tahoe near Truckee. The largest earthquake recorded on that day had a magnitude of 4.7.

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