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 http://www.seismo.unr.edu.
The-Nevada-Eastern California region has a history of large damaging earthquakes and citizens should always consider earthquake preparedness. Information is available at http://www.readywashoe.com.
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.