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Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Reno

Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Reno
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Monday afternoon's quake near Spanish Springs, Nev. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon one mile from Spanish Springs, Nev., near Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 10.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Sun Valley, Nev., nine miles from Sparks, Nev., 11 miles from Reno and 35 miles from Carson City, Nev.

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There have been no other earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby in the last 10 days.

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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