TONOPAH, NEV. –
The Geological Survey of the United States reports that a 6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in western Nevada on Friday.
The temblor was reported at 4:03 a.m., approximately 35 miles outside of Tonopah, just east of the Sierra Nevada range.
The initial earthquake struck about 4.6 miles (7.6 kilometers) deep, the USGS said, and at least six major aftershocks were recorded soon after, including two with an estimated magnitude of 5, 4.
People from Salt Lake City, Utah, in Central Valley, California tweeted that they had felt the earthquake.