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Earthquake: Magnitude 5.5 quake reported near Carson City, Nev.

Friday morning's earthquake struck 111 miles from Carson City, Nev.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported at 1:13 a.m. Friday 111 miles from Carson City, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At 1:14 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.2 earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif., but it was later retracted.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 5.0 and 6.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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