Earthquake Hits Reno With 4.7 Magnitude

Earthquake Hits Reno – On Wednesday a 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Reno, Nevada. Initial reports have people feeling the quake in San Luis Ibispo, California about 300 miles away from the epicenter and in Yerington, Nevada about 90 miles away from the epicenter.

Official say the earthquake hit around 11:37 p.m. It is estimated that it struck at a depth of 13km. The area of the quake is sparsely populated so officials don’t expect any major damage or injuries.

A Nevada County sheriff’s dispatcher in Truckee, which is along Interstate 80 about 23 miles from the epicenter, says it was a rolling quake and no damages and no injuries have been reported.

The University of Nevada Sesimology Lab reported several aftershocks ranging from magnitude of 0.5 to 2.2.

The earthquake was 35 miles from Reno, NV; and 90 miles from Sacramento, CA. Nevada having issues with earthquakes, ranks third among the most seismically active U.S. states after California and Alaska.

The Reno earthquakes of 2008, also known as the “Mogul-Somersett Earthquake Sequence”, are an unusual swarm of earthquakes which are occurring in or near the western Reno, Nevada suburbs of Mogul and Somersett. The quakes began in February 2008, but the first significant quake of the series occurred on April 15, 2008, registering a 3.6 magnitude. On April 24, 2008, two quakes in the same area registered 4.1 and 4.2. On April 25, 2008, the quake of largest magnitude occurred, registering 4.7 on the Richter scale and causing damage in the immediate area around the epicenter.

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