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Earthquake felt in northeast Nevada, no damage reported

August 31, 2021 GMT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rumbled Tuesday in a remote area of northeast Nevada, where officials said they had no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor struck about 10:20 a.m. about 46 miles (75 kilometers) east of Elko, where a sheriff’s office dispatcher said she had no calls or reports of an earthquake.

In Wells, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) north of the Clover Valley epicenter, town employee Jessica Solis-Morgan said she felt “a rumble and a shake” like a train rolling past on nearby tracks, and then realized it wasn’t a train.

Solis-Morgan recalled a 6-magnitude earthquake in February 2008 that damaged hundreds of structures in Wells, including the historic El Rancho Hotel and Casino.

In Spring Creek, homeowners association President Jessie Bahr told the Elko Daily Free Press she felt the association building shake.