3.7 quake hits in Washoe Valley

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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- A magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit in Washoe Valley Thursday about 9:49 p.m.

The quake was about 1.5 miles east of Eastlake Boulevard near the south end of Washoe Lake.

The original coordinates for the quake were just off the Mount Rose Highway, but that changed following a review by a seismologist.

UNR Seismological Lab

The quake is reported to have been felt as far south as Carson City and as far north as Wingfield Springs.

Craig Wroblewski lives in the Thomas Creek area, and said it is small compared to other earthquakes he has felt, but it still got his attention.

“Not a rolling earthquake, but a jolt,” Wroblewski said. “It lasted a couple of seconds.”

Steve Sperry felt it in his apartment near the Atlantis Casino Resort.

“I was sitting in my recliner and the whole building swayed,” Sperry said. “I’m from Seattle so I’ve felt earthquakes before.

“It moved things around pretty good,” Sperry continued. “I felt one shake and I haven’t felt anything since.”

The quake was almost 6.8 miles deep.

There have been several smaller quakes in our area in the hours before and since, ranging from a 2.4 near Dayton to a 2.9 near Truckee.

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