The Latest on the Tahoe Earthquake
A deadly quake shook the central California mountains Monday morning and caused widespread damage, but it wasn’t the largest that has rattled the area in recent years.
The epicenter was just south of Tahoe in the San Joaquin Valley.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered just over 500 miles south of Los Angeles, in the Sonoran desert.
The temblor was felt in many areas, including the Santa Clara Valley and Los Angeles.
In some areas, the temblors were so strong they were felt as far away as Arizona.
Some reports said tembloring was possible in many homes in Sonora County.
The quake was the second in less than two months to shake the Sonora region.
In April, a magnitude 7.2 quake rattled parts of San Francisco and rattled a hotel near the Mission Bay campus.
The first quake in California on April 24 shook the town of Bakersfield, killing three people and damaging more than a dozen businesses.
A magnitude 7 earthquake struck the U.K. in May, causing major damage and sending tens of thousands of people to their homes.
A massive aftershock followed in June.
In October, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 25 people in the French town of Nantes and the U-Bahn in Germany.
The latest quake in the region is just the third since the 1980s to cause significant damage or deaths in California.
The last earthquake, a 7.6-mach earthquake in 2002, shook the region for almost two weeks.