Earthquake Swarm Picks up Again in Reno

June 10, 2008

A three-month-long series of earthquakes picked up again Sunday, June 8, 2008, as a string of minor temblors rattled Reno, Nev., causing downtown highrises to sway and knocking items off shelves.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major property damage.

Researchers at the seismological laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno say a magnitude-3.8 quake struck shortly before 11 a.m., and was preceded by 3.2 and 3.0 temblors early Sunday morning.

Lab seismologist Diane dePolo says it was the strongest sequence of quakes over the last month and it signaled a pickup in activity after a recent lull.

Fifteen minor quakes were reported on the west edge of Reno over a 12-hour period ending at noon Sunday.

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