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Quakes Hit Near Tahoe, Felt Throughout Region

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) -- Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of Nevada and California. There were no immediate reports of problems.

The U.S. Geological Surveys says a 5.7 temblor struck at 12:18 a.m., followed by another 5.7 four minutes later in a remote area 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada. A magnitude 5.5 quake hit the same area at 1:13 a.m.

The moderate quakes were followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

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The Mineral County Sheriff's Department in Hawthorne hasn't received reports of injury or damage.