Strong earthquake hits near California-Nevada border

Posted at 6:14 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 09:15:07-04

(KGTV) -- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near the border of California and Nevada early Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of structure damage or injuries.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the strong quake was near the town of Tonopah, Nevada -- located south of the state's capital of Carson City. It was recorded at 5:10 a.m.

The USGS initially reported the earthquake at 6.4 magnitude but later upgraded its strength to 6.5. Numerous aftershocks have been recorded in the area through the morning.

The shaking could be felt from Las Vegas to Fresno, but there is no word on if anyone in San Diego County reported feeling the temblor.

As of 6 a.m., there were no reports of structure damage or injuries linked to the quake.