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Earthquakes reported near Carson City

Posted at 6:54 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 11:45:49-05

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — A 3.64 magnitude earthquake has been reported southeast of Carson City in northern Nevada, according to the Nevada Seismologial Lab.

The earthquake was recorded at 5:24 a.m. Dec. 20. Another 3.4 magnitude earthquake was reported at 5:30 a.m. There have not been any reports of damage at this time.


MagnitudeEarthquake EffectsEstimated Number
Each Year
2.5 or lessUsually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph.900,000
2.5 to 5.4Often felt, but only causes minor damage.30,000
5.5 to 6.0Slight damage to buildings and other structures.500
6.1 to 6.9May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.100
7.0 to 7.9Major earthquake. Serious damage.20
8.0 or greaterGreat earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.One every 5 to 10 years