Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Nevada

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USGS

MINA, Nev. (NewsNation Now) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck a remote corner of Nevada early Friday, shaking the desert and a nearby town, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 1:13 a.m. and was centered about 21 miles southeast of Mina, a town of about 155 people, at a depth of 3.73 miles, the USGS said.

People reported feeling it across desert communities in western Nevada and in California’s Sierra mountains, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The USGS continued to report smaller earthquakes throughout the area of the initial quake Friday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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