Early-morning earthquakes shake Central Nevada and California on November 13

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      A number of earthquakes shook Central Nevada and California early this morning.

      The first quake occurred between Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada.

      It was a shallow 5.2-magnitude quake that struck at 1:13 a.m. on November 13, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

      At a depth of six kilometres (four miles), the epicentre was located 33 kilometres (21 miles) southeast of Mina, Nevada; 200 kilometres (124 miles) southeast of Carson City, Nevada; and 204 kilometres (127 miles) southeast of South Lake Tahoe, California.

      It was followed by a 4.4-magnitude quake at 1:29 a.m. at a depth of 17 kilometres (11 miles), and by a 3.3-magnitude quake at 1:32 a.m. at a depth of five kilometres (three miles), both in the same area. Several smaller quakes around 2.5-magnitude followed. 

      U.S. Geological Survey

      Meanwhile, a temblor in California followed the first quake one minute later at 1:14 a.m.

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 5.2-magnitude quake in California.

      The epicentre, at a depth of 23 kilometres (14 miles), was located six kilometres (four miles) north of Darwin, California; 78 kilometres (48 miles) north of Ridgecrest, California; and 370 kilometres (229 miles) southeast of Carson City, Nevada.

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