TRUCKEE (CBS13) — More than a dozen earthquakes rattled the Sierra Tuesday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports at least 16 earthquakes
hit the Truckee area since about 2 a.m. The strongest quake was a
Could the earthquakes be linked to all the rain and snow we got last winter? A group of UC Berkeley seismologists says yes.
“I literally felt a wave under the bed, and I sat straight up.”
Tuesday morning’s earthquake woke Jessica Jacobs up from a dead sleep.
“Like what in the heck is that?” Jacobs said.
The shaking was even more alarming to this group of friends who were camping out in the wilderness.
“I was confused because it wasn’t windy and I just thought my cousin was shaking my tent.”
The quake came as a shock to one Bay Area man who woke up to a rattling closet.
“I didn’t think they were too common up here, so I was more worried something happened in the Bay.”
No, the earthquake wasn’t based out of the Bay Area, but up in the Sierra.