3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Nevada Desert

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. -- An earthquake rattled the southern Nevada desert northeast of Las Vegas Saturday just after noon.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno reports the quake happened at 12:23pm. It was centered in the desert between the towns of Caliente and Mesquite (33 km SSE of Caliente, NV; 65 km S of Pioche, NV; 66 km NNW of Mesquite, NV). The epicenter was located at a depth of 17.01 kilometers.

There are no reports of damage or injuries.

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