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February 28, 2013
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4.0 earthquake hits near Coaldale

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake located about 40 kilometers south of Mina near Coaldale Junction at 7:29 a.m. today. The earthquake occurred in a remote area and there are no reports of damage. The event is an aftershock of the Magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Feb. 12.

The event was reported felt as far away as Silver Peak.

Updated information for activity associated with this earthquake is available at

The-Nevada-Eastern California region has a history of large damaging earthquakes and citizens should always consider earthquake preparedness. Information is available at

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

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 28, 2013 02:42PM Published Feb 28, 2013 02:36PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.