- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2020

MINA, Nev. (AP) - A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit western Nevada Sunday, two days after a much larger one hit the region, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake struck at 2:17 p.m. and had an epicenter that was 22.2 miles (35.8 km) southeast of Mina, a town of 155 people. The quake had a depth of 7.5 miles (12 km).

On Friday morning, a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck a remote area of western Nevada. It was the biggest earthquake to hit the region in 65 years.

No injuries were reported, but officials said goods tumbled from market shelves, sidewalks heaved and storefront windows cracked shortly after 4 a.m. People from Salt Lake City to California’s Central Valley tweeted that they felt shaking.

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