A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 followed by more than 50 aftershocks struck a remote, sparsely populated area of Nevada about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor occurred about 35 miles (57 km) west-northwest of Tonopah, the seat of Nye County, at a depth of 4.7 miles (7.6 km), the USGS said on its website. It could be felt as far away as Sacramento, California, 350 miles away, according to Reuters.
The temblor is the 5th major quake of May and the 43rd of 2020 which is slightly below average this century.
Major Quakes 2020
Front Page Headlines