5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nevada And California

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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit western Nevada early Friday, affecting Americans both across the state and in California, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck at 1:13 a.m. local time, and its epicenter was approximately 20 miles southeast of Mina, Nevada, a small town in the western part of the state.

The earthquake was felt as far west as the Sierra Nevada mountains and Central Valley in California, and as far east as metro Las Vegas, the USGS said.

The quake also sparked numerous aftershocks, one of which registered as a 3.3 on the Richter scale, the USGS reported(RELATED: Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Turkey, Greece)

The earthquake is the second to strike western Nevada this week. On Sunday, a 3.1 quake struck near Mina as well, the USGS said.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

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