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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Near Lake Tahoe Rattles Sierra, Northern California

CARSON CITY, Nev. (CBS Sacramento) -- A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Indian Hills, just southeast of Carson City, Nevada at 6:33 p.m. Friday.

The quake had a depth of slightly more than 5 miles and residents in Sacramento and Stockton reported feeling it.

Minor damage was reported, according to the Carson City sheriff, who spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal Friday night. Gas to one building was shut off as a precaution, according to the paper.

Ken Smith, a manager at the Nevada Seismology Lab, said the region was known to be active and has been struck by several quake swarms.

"The earthquake is in an area that has experienced earthquake swarm behavior, on-and-off, for several years," he said. "There have been about two dozen ongoing small aftershocks."

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