Series of Quakes Rattle Hills Near Hawthorne, Nev.

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A series of earthquakes that rattled the hills of Nevada's Mineral County were apparently felt by at least one man in his Las Vegas living room, some 220 miles away.

Retired trucker Tom Dudas tells The Associated Press he felt a rolling motion before he learned that quakes of a magnitude 4.2, 3.6 and 4.4 had been recorded about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday southwest of Hawthorne.

Seismologist Tom Rennie at the University of Nevada, Reno, logged a magnitude 3.2 temblor just before 4 p.m. in the same area.

Rennie says the quakes appear to be part of a cluster occurring in the area during the last month.

A Mineral County sheriff's dispatcher says several people telephoned to say they felt the quakes. She says no damage or injuries were reported.


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