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5.1-magnitude quake rocks Nevada

Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

TONOPAH, Nev., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Nevada Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor occurred about 4:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 44 miles west of Tonopah, 122 miles southeast of Carson City and 122 miles east-southeast of South Lake Tahoe at a depth of 7.7 miles.

MyMotherLode.com reported there were a few smaller aftershocks.

Several residents in the affected region told the news website the quake felt like a wave rolling toward them. Some reported their homes shook.

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