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4.7 magnitude quake hits northwest Nevada near Ore. border

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On Thursday, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host Courtney Brailo from the University of Nevada, Reno, Seismological Lab in Incline Village.

Brailo is scheduled to discuss faulting and the geologic history of the greater Truckee-Tahoe-Reno region, and how the use of newly acquired LiDAR imagery can help scientists perform better research.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the TERC Building at 291 Country Club Drive, on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A 4.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Sunday morning in northwestern Nevada was felt as far away as Reno and Fallon, roughly 275 miles away, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake at 6:55 a.m. was located on the Sheldon National Antelope Refuge north of Vya, near the Oregon border, according to the University of Nevada’s Reno Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

According to the Associated Press, at least five aftershocks at magnitude 2 or greater were recorded within the three hours following.

The location has been the site of several earthquakes in December 2014, when it was the scene of 2,019 measured earthquakes over six months. That swarm included 14 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater. There were 137 or greater magnitude 3.0 earthquakes.

Nevada has the third largest number of earthquakes on average after California and Alaska.