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Earthquake In Nevada Upgraded To Magnitude 6.5

U.S. Geological Survey

TONOPAH, Nev. – The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.4 earthquake in a remote area of Nevada on Friday. It was later upgraded to magnitude 6.5.

The quake hit in the western portion of the state at approximately 4 a.m., just east of the Sierra Nevada range.

It was followed by multiple aftershocks, some of which registered at magnitude 4 and higher.

Despite the remote location, the Utah Division of Emergency Services has received multiple reports from people who felt the earthquake.

People from Salt Lake City, to California’s Central Valley tweeted that they felt the quake.

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