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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks a section of rural Nevada

35 miles west of Tonapah
6.4 magnitude earthquake in Nevada damages US Hwy 95 in Esmeralda County.
Posted at 6:25 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:01:53-04

RENO, Nevada — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck a remote section of Nevada early Friday morning.

The earthquake hit just after 5 a.m. MST about 20 miles southeast of Mina and 35 miles west of Tonapah.

That is in a sparsely populated area.

It has been followed by several aftershocks ranging from 4.5 to 5.1 magnitude.

The Nevada Highway Patrol tweeted photos of damage to US 95. Esmeralda County has closed the highway between SR-360 and US-6 (Coaldale Junction) until the damage can be repaired.

No word yet on any injuries or other damage.

News outlets in Reno have been swamped with calls from people who say they felt the quake.

This is a developing story and will be updated a new details become available.