Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits northwest Nevada

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015|10:37 a.m.

Reno– Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a year-long swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Sanctuary near the Oregon border.

The University of Nevada’s Reno Nevada Seismological Laboratory said the 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck the location about 6:55 a.m. Monday.

A minimum of 5 aftershocks at magnitude 2 or greater have actually been tape-recorded within the 3 hours following.

It marks the 2nd 4.7 magnitude earthquake in the wildlife refuge’s year-long swarm, which up until now stays the height of the activity.

A previous one was recorded on Nov. 6 as the largest one to hit since the countless earthquakes started in July 2014.

Seismologists said in August that a flare-up because mid-July had actually brought the overall to more than 5,600 earthquakes.

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