Cluster of earthquakes jolt Truckee area; strongest a 4.7-magnitude shaker

Three earthquakes rattled the area of Truckee Thursday night, about 10 minutes apart, according to the United States Geological Survey said. 

The first was a 3.2-magnitude earthquake that struck around 9:26 p.m. It was centered roughly 11 miles from the town. Then at 9:35 p.m., a 4.7-magnitude quake jolted the area, followed by a 3.1-magnitude two minutes later.

The largest quake was felt throughout the Lake Tahoe area and as far as Sacramento and Reno. 

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Former KTVU anchor Dennis Richmond and his wife Deborah said the strongest quake shook them out of bed.

"It brought back memories that weren't too happy. It was frightening," he recalled.

Several Bay Area residents said they received a MyShake alert on their phone moments before the temblors. The message said "drop, cover, and hold. Shaking expected."