Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Shakes Nevada Ghost Town

RENO (AP) - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook Mineral County, but
there were no reports of damage or injuries.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor that struck shortly before 10 p.m. Friday was centered near the historic mining town of Rawhide about 115 miles southeast of Reno.

At least nine minor quakes also were reported Saturday on the west edge of Reno, the strongest a 2.8 temblor that hit shortly after 2 a.m.

They were the latest in a series of quakes of varying magnitudes that began Feb. 28 in Reno.

The swarm has produced thousands of mostly minor quakes, with the strongest so far a 4.7 quake on April 25.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-31-08 1957EDT


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