Northern Nevada area rattled by new quakes |

Northern Nevada area rattled by new quakes

GERLACH, Nev. – An area north of Reno that’s been seismically active recently did some shaking again on Thursday.

There was a 3.6 jolt at 4:40 p.m. about 12 miles southwest of Gerlach. That followed a 2.2 thump 90 minutes earlier.

There also was a 2.4 shake at 1:20 p.m. on the California-Nevada line a dozen miles west of Reno.

The spot near Gerlach was rattled by a 4.3 temblor on Sunday. That was by far the strongest of about a half dozen measurable shakes in less than a week.

Nobody reported feeling any of the quakes, which occurred in desolate areas. Seismologists at the University of Nevada, Reno said they were watching the area near Gerlach, but weren’t especially concerned.

They said the spot in the Smoke Creek Desert at the northern end of the Fox Range has been active in the past, but there never has been anything particularly strong there.

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