Earthquake with magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Truckee

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SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — The United States Geological Survey reported Thursday night that three earthquakes struck near Truckee. 

According to the USGS, the largest earthquake, about 11 miles from Truckee, had a magnitude of 4.7 and depth of 3.3 km — a little over 2 miles. 

The other two had a magnitude of 3.1 and 3.2, occurring at 9:37 p.m. and 9:26 p.m. respectively. The 4.7 quake happened at 9:35 p.m.

Residents as far as Sacramento reported feeling the earthquake.

According to PG&E, a power outage in Nevada County occurred around the same time, affecting about 13,000 customers. Power in the area has since been restored.

FOX40’s Richard Sharp spoke to Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the National Earthquake Information Center, about the quakes.

This is a developing story. 

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