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Magnitude-4.7 quake strikes California-Nevada border area

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Posted at 9:51 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 12:51:20-04

A series of earthquakes — the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 — struck the California-Nevada border area Thursday night but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest temblor struck at about 9:35 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles from Soda Springs, Calif. and about 27 miles west of Reno. It was preceded by a magnitude-3.2 quake and followed by a magnitude-3.1 quake.

The quakes were in Sierra County, north of Lake Tahoe.