4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Lake Tahoe and Carson City

It was enough to shake people up but unlikely to cause major damage, experts said.,

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 shook the Lake Tahoe and Carson City area early Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which struck near the north end of the lake at Dollar Point, Calif., around 8:30 a.m. local time, was strong enough to be felt 27 miles away across the border in Carson City, the Nevada capital, during a State Senate finance committee meeting on expanding Medicaid coverage.

“And we are in the midst of an earthquake,” a lawmaker said as plexiglass could be seen moving on video. “Anybody else feel that earthquake here in Carson?” the state’s attorney general, Aaron Ford, tweeted.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 is strong enough to be felt, but cause only minor damage, according to Michigan Technological University.

Adam Epstein, a meteorologist for KTXL in Sacramento, Calif., said on Twitter that people in the area may have felt some “moderate shaking.”

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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