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Reno Rattled by Earthquakes

Posted by feww on December 23, 2015

Coming to a city near you…

M4.4 quake strikes 12km S of Reno, Nevada

Centered at 39.429°N, 119.789°W the event occurred at a depth of 9.6km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event was one of a cluster of at least 8 earthquakes to strike the area starting at 06:22:36UTC on Wednesday (2015-12-23).

People reported feeling the earthquake throughout the city, from South Reno to Northwest Reno. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory recorded the epicenter at about 500m north of Steamboat Ditch, and 5km south of  Reno–Tahoe International Airport (west of I-580), said local media.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Location: 39.429°N, 119.789°W
Depth: 9.6km
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) S of Reno, Nevada
  • 12km (7mi) SSW of Sparks, Nevada
  • 18km (11mi) S of Sun Valley, Nevada
  • 25km (16mi) SSW of Spanish Springs, Nevada
  • 29km (18mi) N of Carson City, Nevada

Initial Cluster

  • 2.5 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 08:29:20 UTC 8.5 km
  • 3.1 10km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 07:05:36 UTC 9.5 km
  • 2.9 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:59:05 UTC 8.1 km
  • 2.8 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:58:15 UTC 9.5 km
  • 4.4 12km S of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:46:07 UTC 9.6 km
  • 3.1 11km S of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:45:49 UTC 9.8 km
  • 3.0 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:36:30 UTC 9.4 km
  • 3.2 11km SSE of Reno, Nevada 2015-12-23 06:22:36 UTC 9.8 km

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