Earthquake: 3.9 temblor strikes near Gerlach-Empire, Nev.

Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near Gerlach-Empire, Nev.

The epicenter of Sunday morning’s quake near Gerlach-Empire, Nev., is about 70 miles northeast of Susanville, Calif. 

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A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 17 miles from Gerlach-Empire, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:53 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 71 miles from Susanville, Calif.; 83 miles from Spanish Springs, Nev.; and 84 miles from Fernley, Nev.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or 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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