Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits central Nevada

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits central Nevada

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck central Nevada Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor struck at 1:42 p.m. about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southeast of Mina, Nevada, in Esmeralda County’s Monte Cristo Range. Minor quakes have rattled the region since a magnitude 6.5 temblor — Nevada’s largest in 66 years — struck 36 miles from Tonopah on May 15.

That initial quake and subsequent aftershocks damaged parts of U.S. Highway 95. Maintenance crews reported no damage to state roadways after Friday’s quake, Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said.

Socorro Streight, the owner of Socorro’s Burger Hut in Mina, said the earth shaking has been a regular occurrence since May.

“We feel so many that I don’t even pay attention anymore,” she said.

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