4.2 Jolt Kicks Off Series of Hawthorne Quakes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The USGS is reporting a series of small earthquakes in the Hawthorne area that was kicked off by a larger 4.2 quake that hit 7 miles southwest of the town at 12:45 p.m.

Swarm of earthquakes beneath Sun Valley.

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) - Another series of small earthquakes shook
Hawthorne on Friday, including one that registered a magnitude 4.2.

Mineral County sheriff's dispatcher Samantha Corwin says the
12:45 p.m. temblor prompted no phone calls to the department and
caused no damage. She says she felt "kind of a rocking motion ...
like a swing."

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was followed over the
next hour by six quakes between magnitudes of 1.2 and 1.7. Each was
centered about eight to nine miles southwest of Hawthorne.

Scientists at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the
University of Nevada, Reno say there have been about 10 quakes of
magnitude 4 and greater so far in the sequence of thousands of
smaller temblors.

The laboratory is monitoring the activity 150 miles south of

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