TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) _ A moderate earthquake rattled the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe early Saturday. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 hit at 7:34 a.m. just west of the California-Nevada border near Truckee, according to the United States Geological Survey's Web site.

Two smaller quakes struck a few minutes later.

Paula Wickstrom, an office worker at Boreal Mountain Resort in Truckee, said she felt the first quake at her home.

``It was just a big jolt. Everything started shaking. My china cabinet doors popped open,'' Wickstrom said.

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On the Net:

USGS, http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/