Quake Swarm Hits Topaz Area

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

TOPAZ LAKE, NV - Sixteen small quakes hit an area near Topaz Lake early Thursday, but there have been no reports of damage or injury.

The quakes hit an area southwest of the lake between midnight and 5AM. They ranged from 1.1 to 3.7 in magnitude, and were between three and nine kilometers deep. Another handful of small quakes hit several hours later, in the afternoon and evening.

The remote area is about 45 miles southeast of Gardnerville.

Another small swarm hit an area about 20 miles west northwest of Donner Lake between 5:45AM and 6:15AM Thursday. They ranged between 0.5 and 2.1 in magnitude, with no reports of damage or injury.


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