Northwest Nevada Shaken by Moderate Quake

November 6, 2014

A moderate earthquake hit northwest Nevada late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 temblor about 11:30 p.m. was centered 41 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and about 190 miles north of Carson City, Nevada. Four people reported feeling it; the nearest person was in Cedarville, California, about 45 miles west.

USGS geophysicist Randy Baldwin says the Black Rock Desert area has had several minor quakes in the last few months.

Nevada is the third most seismically active state in the nation behind California and Alaska.

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