According to the USGS a magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 4:14 p.m. about 13.7 miles northwest of Hawthorne, the University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory reported. It was followed by a magnitude 4.5 aftershock. The KOLO 8 News Now newsroom had a call from a woman in Yerington who said she felt it as it rattled her work building. Yerington is about 30 miles from the quakes.
The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office said it has had no reports of damage, although it was felt there. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said it received no calls and no one in the sheriff’s office reported feeling it. It was about 6 miles deep. Ken Smith, the seismic network manager for the University of Nevada, Reno’s Seismological Laboratory, said the quake was just west of Walker Lake and there has been a swarm there for about a year. READ MORE