M4.7 Quake Confirmed in California-Nevada Border Area

May 10, 2021

A series of earthquakes – the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 – struck the California-Nevada border area Thursday night but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The largest temblor struck at about 9:35 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles from Soda Springs, Calif. and about 27 miles west of Reno, according to the USGS.

It was preceded by a magnitude-3.2 quake about nine minutes earlier and followed by a magnitude-3.1 quake that struck about 2 1/2 minutes later, seismologists reported.

The quakes were in Sierra County, north of Lake Tahoe.

Topics California Nevada

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