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.