Earthquake in California
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of western Nevada early Friday morning, damaging the main highway between Las Vegas and Reno.
The temblor occurred around 4 a.m. near the California border, in an isolated part of Nevada near Tonopah, about 120 miles southeast of Carson City and midway between Reno and Las Vegas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the small town of Tonopah, located about three hours north of Las Vegas. But Nevada Highway Patrol photos revealed cracks on U.S. 95 that Trooper Hannah DeGoey said were caused by the earthquake. DeGoey said crews are working to reopen the highway.
The Nye County sheriff’s office also made a report of possible damage to U.S. 95, Capt. David Boruchowitz told KSNV-TV in Las Vegas. “Other than that, just a bunch of people shaken up.” He reported no damage at the Mizpah Hotel and Clown Motel, two landmark businesses in Tonopah, a historic mining town..