A 4.1 Magnitude earthquake is strong enough to make cars bounce in a parking lot . . .
SHELDON NATIONAL REFUGE (CBS SF) –An earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.1 struck the northwest corner of Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.
The quake hit at 6:42 a.m. ina remote area of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge,which continues to see a swarm of earthquakes.
The quake struck right at earth’s surface. Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake–in the 0 to 40 mile depth range–can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth’s surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
COMPLETE QUAKE COVERAGE:CBS Earthquake Resource Center
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