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.
EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE SCALE
|Magnitude||Earthquake Effects||Estimated Number|
|2.5 or less||Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph.||900,000|
|2.5 to 5.4||Often felt, but only causes minor damage.||30,000|
|5.5 to 6.0||Slight damage to buildings and other structures.||500|
|6.1 to 6.9||May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.||100|
|7.0 to 7.9||Major earthquake. Serious damage.||20|
|8.0 or greater||Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.||One every 5 to 10 years|