Story at a glance

  • A significant earthquake struck Nevada on Friday morning, bringing along a series of aftershocks.
  • Risks of landslides and flooding are minimal.

Some Nevada residents felt light shakes early this morning as the state recorded a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

The epicenter of the quake was at the southwest corner of the state in a town called Mina, close to its border with California, per the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). 

The quake ranged 4.8 kilometers in depth and occurred at approximately 1:13 a.m. PST.

Fortunately, the USGS does not estimate any fatalities occurred as a result of the earthquake, and risks of floods, landslides, or economic losses are also low. 

A series of aftershocks lingering around the 3.0 magnitude level followed the first earthquake, with occasional outliers fluctuating from the mean baseline.


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Published on Nov 13, 2020