M-6.5 earthquake strikes western Nevada

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MINA, Nevada (KRON) – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck western Nevada near Mina and Tonopah early Friday.

The quake had a first reported magnitude of 6.4, which had been downgraded to a magnitude-5.8, but has since been upgraded back to 6.5.

The temblor was reported at 4:03 a.m. about 35 miles outside Tonopah, just east of the Sierra Nevada range, southeast of Lake Tahoe.

The quake’s depth was estimated to be 4.7 miles (7.6 kms) deep.

Thousands of people across California including areas across the Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Central Valley reported feeling the earthquake.

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More than a dozen aftershocks have also been reported in the same area since the first quake hit.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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