Breaking News: Tonopah, NV: Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes western Nevada.

Source: United States Geological Survey and Nevada Seismological Laboratory (Information and Press Release):

Tonopah, Nevada: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has shaken western Nevada at 4:03 a.m. PT on Friday, May 15th, 2020.

The map above from the United States Geological Survey shows where the earthquake occurred near the community of Tonopah, Nevada.

The magnitude of the earthquake was initially 6.4, but was upgraded to a 6.5 earthquake by the United States Geological Survey.

According to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, the earthquake happened along a fault zone known as the Walker Lane.

The earthquake was felt across western Nevada, including in the Nevada cities of Reno, Las Vegas and Eastern Sierra areas, as well as across the mountains in the California cities of Fresno and Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area.

No reports of any major damages or any injuries related to the earthquake in Tonopah, Nevada, but cracks in walls and sillings have been reported by residents in the area.

Sheriff’s offices in Mineral and Esmeralda County reporting no damages or injuries.

Near Mina, Nevada, the Nevada Department of Transportation posted this picture of roadway damage along U.S. 95.

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, U.S. 95 between the U.S. Route 6 junction and U.S. Highway 360, will be closed until 5 p.m. for earthquake related inspections and repairs.

More information regarding the earthquake is at the following United States Geological Survey website at:


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