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Magnitude 4.7 Quake Strikes California-Nevada Border Area



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SODA SPRINGS — A series of earthquakes — the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 — struck the California-Nevada border area Thursday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The largest temblor struck at about 9:35 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Soda Springs and about 27 miles (43.4 kilometers) west of Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was preceded by a magnitude 3.2 quake about nine minutes earlier and followed by a magnitude 3.1 quake that struck about 2 1/2 minutes later, seismologists reported.

The quakes were in Sierra County, north of Lake Tahoe.