Nevada earthquake of May 22, 2015 is the strongest to hit the Silver State since 2008

The Nevada earthquake of May 22, 2015 is the strongest earthquake to hit the Silver State since 2008!

It is also the strongest earthquake with an epicenter on land anywhere in the contiguous United States in 2015 so far!

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Nevada just before noon local time Friday morning, May 22, 2015, surprising many residents and Las Vegas tourists who felt the tremor.

The quake epicenter was situated 24 miles south-southwest of Caliente, Nevada – 90 miles north of Las Vegas – and the tremor was very shallow – 2.6 miles below the surface.

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USGS

As reported by Weather.com:

[quote_box_center] This is the strongest earthquake to hit Nevada since a magnitude-6.0 temblor hit northeast Nevada on Feb. 21, 2008, injuring three and damaging hundreds of buildings, according to senior meteorologist Nick Wiltgen. It was also the strongest earthquake with an epicenter on land anywhere in the contiguous United States in 2015 so far, Wiltgen added. Several aftershocks followed the initial quake, but none so far have been stronger than 3.8.[/quote_box_center]

If you did hear a boom around there, then this is an earthquake boom… No doubts about that!

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