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Hundreds of small earthquakes hit California-Nevada border, including magnitude 4.6

April 17, 2011 |  7:53 am

Earthquake map centered at 38°N,118°W

The California-Nevada border was hit by another swarm of earthquakes Saturday, the latest in hundreds of mostly small temblors to hit the region in the last week.

The latest swarm Saturday afternoon and evening included one magnitude 4.6 quake near Hawthorne, Nev., as well as a 4.1 temblor nearby. Some smaller quakes were reported on the California side of the border.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 4.6 temblor was felt in Hawthorne as well as Reno. It occurred at 5:45 p.m. about 130 miles east of Sacramento.

The USGS noted that magnitude 4.2 and 4.4 quakes hit Hawthorne on Wednesday.

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Map: USGS

 

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