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Nevada earthquake: Magnitude-6.4 temblor — and several large aftershocks — have struck near Tonopah

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 5/15/2020 Sam Gross, Reno Gazette Journal
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RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Seismological lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is reporting that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck near Tonopah

Two more aftershocks near Tonopah both measuring magnitude 5.4 struck the area a short time later, the lab reports.

The quake first struck just after 4 a.m. local time and was reportedly felt as far away as Reno and Sacramento. 

The magnitude 6.4 quake has been marked as "reviewed" by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, meaning it's magnitude has been finalized by a seismologist. 

The quakes, including the 6.4, are striking in the desert between Tonopah and Hawthorne, near U.S. 95, according the a Nevada Seismological lab map of the earthquakes. 

a close up of a map: A Nevada Seismological Laboratory map showing the location of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and its several sizable aftershocks near Tonopah on May 15, 2020. © Nevada Seismological Lab A Nevada Seismological Laboratory map showing the location of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and its several sizable aftershocks near Tonopah on May 15, 2020.

If you felt the shaking, you can submit a "felt report" to the USGS here

This article originally appeared on Reno Gazette Journal: Nevada earthquake: Magnitude-6.4 temblor — and several large aftershocks — have struck near Tonopah

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