Magnitude 5.0 aftershock reported near Mina, five days after 6.5 quake

Published: May. 18, 2020 at 1:42 PM PDT
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The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reported a magnitude 5.0 aftershock, five days after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on May 15, 2020.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports it took place at 5:36 a.m. nearly 24 miles southeast of Mina. The quake had a depth of 7.28 miles (11.71 km).

The Nye County sheriff’s Capt. David Boruchowitz told the Associated Press, there were no immediate reports of damage and that the quake was barely felt.

Since the main tremor, there have been over


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The U.S. Geological Survey says smaller aftershocks continue to hit the area near Tonopah, with one aftershock recorded at magnitude 4.6 Sunday, three days after a large tremor hit the region.

The 4.6 earthquake struck at 2:17 p.m. and the Associated Press reports had an epicenter that was 22.2 miles (35.8 km) southeast of Mina, a town of 155 people. The quake had a depth of 7.5 miles (12 km).

The 6.5 earthquake hit the western Nevada region Friday morning. The AP reports it was the biggest earthquake to hit the region in 65 years.

No injuries have been reported, but officials said some sidewalk, major highway and storefront windows cracked. Also, some goods fell off store shelves.

The quake was felt by people in California's Bay Area to Salt Lake City.

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