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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits remote corner of Nevada, numerous aftershocks follow

MINA, Nev. — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck a remote corner of Nevada early Friday, shaking the desert and a nearby town, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 1:13 a.m. and was centered about 21 miles southeast of Mina, a town of about 155, at a depth of 3.73 miles, the USGS said.

People reported feeling it across desert communities in western Nevada and in California’s Sierra mountains, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks. The USGS recorded 14 of magnitude 2.5 or greater by 5:40 a.m.

Source: Orange County Register

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