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Aftershocks continue

RENO, Nev. (AP) ” More than two dozen aftershocks shook Reno on Saturday as a nine-week-long swarm of temblors prompted some residents to spend nights outside in campers and trucks.

Since a magnitude 4.7 quake emptied store shelves and cracked walls on April 25, Phil Oberlander has spent nights in his boat parked in front of the house.

“I was in a car wreck that was less violent than the earthquake,” Oberlander said.



“When you get a hundred of them in one day, you start to feel like you are in Berlin in 1944.”

Residents are hoping for an end to the sequence of mostly minor quakes that began Feb. 28 on the densely populated west edge of the city.



“I know people in the Bay Area think we are wimps, and 4.7 is not very big,” said Sandy Wyosnick, who now sleeps in a camper in the backyard. “But when it’s right under your feet, it’s big.”

The strongest aftershock Saturday measured 2.3 and was recorded shortly before 2:30 a.m.


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