Magnitude 5.0 quake reported in remote western Nevada

U.S. & World

MINA, Nev. (KSEE/KGPE) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled remote sections of western Nevada and eastern California on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 1:42 p.m. about 21 miles southeast of Mina, Nevada at a depth of 5.53 miles. Light shaking was reported in the nearby town of Tonapah.

The USGS had reported minor quakes in the area since a magnitude 6.4 temblor struck on May 5.

No other information was immediately available.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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