3.5 quake rattles some homes in Douglas County; no damage reported

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (KOLO)-- A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit in Douglas County at 9:31 p.m. but the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had no reports of damage.

The quake hit just south of Leviathan Mine Road and west of U.S. 395.

The Nevada Seismology Laboratory reported it was about 7 miles deep.
Joe Flamm, who lives in Spring Valley about 3 miles to 4 miles north of Holbrook Junction, said he had just turned in for the night and it moved the bed about 6 inches.

“It basically felt like a wave coming in from the ocean underneath the house,” Flamm said. “You could feel it lifting up and letting down, lifting up and letting down. It wasn’t that big of a deal.

“We’ve had some real big ones up here and that wasn’t one of them,” Flamm said.

He remembered one that took a California king size bed in his home and smashed it against a wall.

There have been dozens of smaller earthquakes in the area. There was a magnitude 3.7 in that area on Tuesday at about 3:45 p.m.