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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes northeast Nevada

Aug 31, 2021, 2:32 PM | Updated: 2:35 pm
The earthquake's epicenter was about 14 miles southeast of Wells, Nevada. (USGS)...
The earthquake's epicenter was about 14 miles southeast of Wells, Nevada. (USGS)
(USGS)

ELKO COUNTY, Nev. — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the remote Clover Valley, roughly 14 miles southeast of Wells, at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday.

No injuries or damage have been reported. But a Wells city official said Wells Elementary School and Wells High School were temporarily evacuated because the buildings are old.

People reported feeling the quake from West Wendover to Battle Mountain.

The United States Geological Survey originally reported the earthquake as a magnitude 5.4. Seismologists later downgraded that measurement to a 4.7.

The Nevada Science Center noted Nevada is the third most earthquake-active state in the country. Wells sustained serious damage in 2008 from a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes northeast Nevada