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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Nevada, followed by dozens of aftershocks

Earthquake in Tonopah, Nevada
Posted at 4:19 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 18:30:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 3:25 P.M.) The latest aftershock to hit the California-Nevada border was a 4.5 magnitude quake, hours after a 6.5 magnitude quake rattled the area Tonopah, Nevada.

The initial 6.5M quake was reported just after 4 a.m. Friday. This latest aftershock hitting almost 12 hours later at 3:15.

Since then at-least two dozen aftershocks were reported.

Did you feel it? A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattled Tonopah, Nevada early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS reported the 6.5 earthquake at about 4:03 a.m.

The USGS initially reported that the quake was a 6.4, but upgraded it to a 6.5.

Since the first quake hit, the USGS has reported about two dozen aftershocks in the region, with a 5.1 reported less than 30 minutes after the 6.5.