USGS reports magnitude-6.4 earthquake in western Nevada

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TONOPAH, Nev. (AP/TEGNA) - The U.S. Geological Service reports a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in remote western Nevada, about 35 miles outside Tonopah.

Tonopah is 300 miles east of Stockton, but the power of the earthquake was enough to make the lights sway in the KXTV newsroom in Sacramento. Several aftershocks have been recorded in the area, including two of 5.4 each.

The temblor was reported at 4:03 a.m. just east of the Sierra Nevada range.

The quake's depth was estimated to be 4.7 miles deep.

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