4.2 earthquake hits northern Nevada

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Updated: 8/26/2013 7:07 pm
UPDATE - 6:26P - According to USGS, the earthquake has now been upgraded to a 4.2.



Areas hit by earthquake (USGS)
Areas hit by earthquake (USGS)
UPDATE - THE USGS has downgraded the earthquake to a 4.1 magnitude earthquake.




SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northern Nevada around 5:50pm, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The earthquake hit one mile northeast of Spanish Springs, six miles northeast of Sun Valley, nine miles northeast of Sparks, 35 miles north of Carson City and 11 miles northest of Reno, according the USGS.

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Ktkt1955 - 8/27/2013 9:35 PM
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We felt the quake here in Stagecoach. We just looked at each other because the earth had a hiccup. We lived through the 7.2 quake in California so these quakes are not as big a deal. We are also prepared for such events since we already experienced the one in California.

Ktkt1955 - 8/27/2013 9:33 PM
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We felt the quake here in Stagecoach. We just looked at each other because the earth had a hiccup. We lived through the 7.2 quake in California so these quakes are not as big a deal. We are also prepared for such events since we already experienced the one in California.

Trillostrat - 8/26/2013 11:23 PM
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The earth from Spanish spring really shook out home in Golden Valley. I currently live on Tee Pee Lane. I thought that the house was going to cave in. Ralph

SandyS - 8/26/2013 10:29 PM
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Sitting at the computer out here in Spanish Springs, East Sky Ranch Subdivision, and it Hit so hard and violently, that the house just seemed to lift and slam. Pretty quick though. Things did get tossed off shelves and such, hoping that's all we find and no cracks in walls or such.

Denton - 8/26/2013 8:07 PM
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I was near Virgina lake sitting on a benceh and underneath me it shook the whole bench. When the Earthquake hit and the water vibrated. The various waterfowl flew away all at once, it was cool.

GaryOA - 8/26/2013 8:04 PM
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Well, it knocked me off the commode in northwest Reno. One of my worst nightmares...:-/ It felt like a train hit the house.

GrabberGT - 8/26/2013 7:08 PM
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Felt it in Sun Valley. (Near Short and Frans CT) Was in garage and felt the pickup truck shake as if it were running with an engine misfiring. (The key wasn't even in the ignition)

ags cos - 8/26/2013 6:48 PM
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was really scary

ags cos - 8/26/2013 6:47 PM
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we was really shook and scary good thinks is was few seconds

Reno Magic - 8/26/2013 6:39 PM
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I live on 9th and North Virginia Streets and our apartment building shook real fiercely. I'm surprised that nothing fell from anywhere. I am glad it wasn't any worse.
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