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4.2 earthquake shakes rural Nevada

HAWTHORNE (AP) – A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook rural central Nevada, but there are no reports of damage.

Seismologists at the University of Nevada, Reno say the quake struck at 4:13 a.m. Friday in Mineral County, between Hawthorne and Gabbs.

The area is sparsely populated.

Scientists say it occurred about 5 miles below the surface, along the Benton Springs fault system.