Just as a bevy of Bay Area folk were passing through Reno yesterday evening en route to Black Rock City, a small earthquake rolled through the area just to make them feel more at home, and prompting much exclaiming on social media. The temblor clocked in at 4.2 in magnitude, centered just two miles northeast of Spanish Springs, and it struck at 5:51 p.m.
The shaking was felt as far away as Grass Valley, but there were no reports of damage. It was the largest earthquake in the Reno area since 2008.
Below, some Twitter reaction:
Smoke from Wildfires & an EARTHQUAKE! Go home Mother Nature, you're having way too much fun. #Reno #earthquake #MotherNature— Michael Kierulf (@JediMike1128) August 27, 2013
@AleaMilham Your mom experienced an #earthquake in #Reno. Do you live near Reno/Tahoe? Did you feel it?— Your Mom Bot (@YourMomBot) August 27, 2013
Miley Cyrus just caused an EARTHQUAKE here in Reno, Nevada! #MileyCyrus #Reno #Nevada #Earthquake http://t.co/y3dGo9mL7Z— Michael Kierulf (@JediMike1128) August 27, 2013
Social media IS the new news #reno #nevada #earthquake #DidYouKnow pic.twitter.com/Sq6fR3CMPf— Kimberly Doll (@Kimmy_Doll) August 27, 2013