4.9-magnitude quake hits central Nevada near Mina

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A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck central Nevada on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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

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

"We feel so many that I don't even pay attention anymore," she said.


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