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Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Currant, Nev. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 22 miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:20 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

[Updated, 4:46 a.m. PDT Aug. 29: The USGS later revised the quake's magnitude from 3.6 to to 3.8.]

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According to the USGS, the epicenter was 113 miles from Spring Creek, Nev., 120 miles from Elko, Nev. and 163 miles from Cedar City, Utah.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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