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Series of earthquakes hits near California-Nevada state line

A series of earthquakes was reported early Wednesday morning near the Nevada-California state line, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first temblor, with a magnitude of 5.7, occurred at 12:22 a.m. PST near Hawthorne, Nev. At least seven quakes with magnitudes between 3 and 5.6 were reported shortly after.

Light shaking was felt as far away as South Lake Tahoe, Fresno, Visalia and Merced.

Hours later, temblors continued near Hawthorne, with four quakes between magnitude 2.8 and 4 occurring after 4 a.m.

The California Office of Emergency Services said it was assessing the situation, but there were no reports of serious injuries or damage.

According to the USGS, the 5.7 quake’s epicenter was 56 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 69 miles from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 70 miles from Carson City, Nev., and 84 miles from Fernley, Nev.

In the last 10 days, there have been eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

Read more at Los Angeles Times.

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