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4.7-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Nevada

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 21:31:26-04

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest corner of Nevada on Saturday night -- the third earthquake of this size to hit the region in the past 10 months.
The USGS says the earthquake, which had its epicenter about 38 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, hit at 7:44 p.m. There are no reports of damage in the region.
On Sept. 14, a 4.7-magniture earthquake hit the Shelton National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon and California borders. That earthquake was the second of 4.7 magnitude to hit the Sheldon wildlife refuge. The first one, recorded on Nov. 6, 2014, was the largest one to hit since the thousands of earthquakes started in July 2014.