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Moderate quake rattles remote northeastern Nevada
First Published Feb 01 2012 09:28 am • Last Updated Feb 01 2012 02:43 pm

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled a remote region of northeastern Nevada’s desert and western Utah Wednesday morning, but no damage was reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey described the temblor, registered at 7:40 a.m. Mountain time, as shallow in nature. The epicenter was 14 miles southwest of Wells, Nevada, where a 6.0-magnitude quake had caused extensive property damage on Feb. 21, 2008.

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Wednesday’s seismic event was approximately 166 miles west of Salt Lake City, and reportedly felt along the state’s western mountains.


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