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4.5 earthquake reported near Prison Hill; aftershocks reported

Update From Nevada Seismological Laboratory:

RENO — The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports a magnitude 4.5 earthquake located near the south end of Carson City at 6:33 p.m. on March 20. More than 6,000 people reported feeling the earthquake and posted their response on the USGS Did-You-Feel-It Website. The location of the event is Latitude: 39,1112N; Longitude: -119.7316N; with a depth of 5 miles.

The event was felt as far away as the Sacramento Valley, Merced and Fresno. Light shaking was reported in Carson City. 

“The earthquake is in an area that has experienced earthquake swarm behavior, on-and-off, for several years,” Ken Smith, seismic network manager at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, said. “There have been about two dozen ongoing small aftershocks which is expected for an event of this size.”.

Updated information for activity associated with this earthquake is available at http://www.seismo.unr.edu.

The Nevada-Eastern California border region has a history of large damaging earthquakes and citizens should always consider earthquake preparedness. Information is available at the Great Nevada Shakeout website or at http://www.readywashoe.com.

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory, a public safety information service department at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a member of the USGS Advanced National Seismic System (http://www.anss.org) and operates a network of about 150 real-time seismograph stations throughout the region providing earthquake information to Nevada citizens, the USGS, and local and state officials.

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Original posts:From Dayton to Reno to South Lake Tahoe people across the region felt a 4.5 earthquake that happened at 6:33 p.m. The quake was reported near Prison Hill.

The quake was originally reported as a 5.0 but was downgraded to a 4.5 by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Minor damage — items falling off shelves and walls — was reported. A social media of the south Carson City Walmart shows broken glass in an aisle. Scanner traffic reported gas being shutoff at one house.

A second quake — an aftershock — a 2.0 was reported at 6:47 p.m. More aftershocks about 15 in total have occurred by 8:30, with the largest being a 2.5

For more information: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nn00719663/executive

M5.0 Earthquake – Nevada

Date-Time21 Mar 2020 01:33:34 UTC20 Mar 2020 18:33:34 near epicenter20 Mar 2020 17:33:34 standard time in your timezone
Location39.120N 119.671W
Depth1 km
Distances9.2 km (5.7 mi) NNE of Johnson Lane, Nevada
9.6 km (6.0 mi) ESE of Carson City, Nevada
26.5 km (16.4 mi) NNE of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
34.2 km (21.2 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe, California
28.9 mi S of Sparks, Nevada

M2.0 Earthquake – Nevada

Date-Time21 Mar 2020 01:39:37 UTC20 Mar 2020 18:39:37 near epicenter20 Mar 2020 17:39:37 standard time in your timezone
Location39.115N 119.735W
Depth8 km
Distances5.4 km (3.3 mi) NE of Indian Hills, Nevada
6.1 km (3.8 mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada
25.2 km (15.6 mi) N of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
29.6 km (18.3 mi) NE of South Lake Tahoe, California
45.3 km (28.1 mi) ESE of Truckee, California
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.3 km
ParametersNph = 8; Dmin = 12.0 km; Rmss = 0.08 seconds; Gp = 186°
Version = 719669 
Event IDnn 00719669 

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Nevada Seismological Laboratory
University of Nevada, Reno