6.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Nevada And California

KTLA reports:

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in a remote part of western Nevada early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 4:04 a.m. about 130 miles southeast of Reno and 60 miles east of Mono Lake — about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno.

A USGS map shows the location of a preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck about 130 miles southeast of Reno on May 15, 2020.A USGS map shows the location of a preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck about 130 miles southeast of Reno on May 15, 2020.

An apparent aftershock with a magnitude of 4.4 struck in the same general area about 14 minutes after the big temblor, according to USGS. That aftershock was quickly followed by another, preliminary magnitude 4.9.